Irrfan Khan, who was last seen in Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon thriller Inferno, is now prepped for his new film The Song of Scorpions. Earlier in 2015, it was reported that Irrfan is doing this film with the actress-musician Golshifteh Farahani.
The film is said to be directed by Anup Singh, where Irrfan will be seen playing the role of a camel trader, and Golshifteh as a healer of any pain by music. Thus making music was an integral part of the film. Irrfan has a great knack for world music be it any genre. He believes every kind of music represents an emotion. He had always wanted to be a part of a music-based film that would help him further his fondness. In 2013, he declared his urge to do a film that would suffice his musical desires, perhaps even give him an opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument, maybe a saxophone even. Reportedly, The Song of Scorpions has seven songs which have been composed along and will be released with the film.
Now the latest news is that two of these songs were recorded by live inhabitant musicians in the deserts of Jaisalmer adding a sense of affiliation to the whole scene. The songs include locals and were shot instinctively under freezing temperatures. Waheeda Rahman and Shashank Arora will also be playing crucial roles. The film has been shot for long hours on the golden sands of Thar Desert and the dialogues reflect a tinge of Rajasthani language. Since Irrfan belongs to Rajasthan, it was incredibly reviving for him and he felt nostalgic about the same.
The Song of Scorpions is slated to release in June this year. Prior to it, the actor will have yet another release titled Hindi Medium which marks the debut of Pakistani actress Saba Qamar and it is slated to release on May 12.