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Irrfan’s Hollywood film The Song of Scorpions set for international premiere

Written by Shruti Misra

Actor Irrfan Khan’s film The Song of Scorpions, which narrates a tale of love and revenge, will have its world premiere at the forthcoming 70th edition of Locarno Film Festival.

The Song Of Scorpions, which has been extensively shot in Jaisalmer (Rajastahn), is helmed by Anup Singh, and also features Iranian beauty Golshifteh Farahani, Waheeda Rehman and Tillotama Shome.

Fest artistic director Carlo Chatrian said that Irrfan and Farahani are expected to make the trek to promote  The Song of Scorpions, which mixes Bollywood tropes with harsh reality since its basic theme is “sexual violence against Indian women,” reports variety.com.

Irrfan essays the role of a rugged camel dealer, who is married to the character portrayed by the hauntingly beautiful and talented Iranian actress, Golshifteh Farahani, turns sour.

Farahani is a scorpion singer, whose power to draw out poison from the blood stream of one stung by a deadly variety of the insect found in the desert comes in handy when she decides to tread a path of revenge and retribution, if only to cleanse her soul of the venom from an unhappy relationship. The actor was last seen in Lebanese helmer Jihane Chouaib’s Go Home — where the actress playing the lead, Nada, returns to her battle-battered village to try and find out what happened to her favourite grandfather, who just vanished.

 

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