The Song Of Scorpions, the last film of late actor Irrfan Khan, will release on the big screen in early 2021.
Directed by Anup Singh, the drama revolves around an independent young tribal woman, who tries to overcome a brutal betrayal so as to find her voice. Irrfan, who died in April this year, will be seen in the role of a camel trader.
Also featuring Waheeda Rehman and Iranian star Golshifteh Farahani, the film had its world premiere at the 70th Locarno Film Festival in 2017.
The special story
"‘The Song Of Scorpions' is a special story and it is truly an honour for us to present Irrfan Khan's final performance in it. We will be offering this film to the audiences as a tribute to the beloved star of Indian cinema," said Abhishek Pathak of Panorama Spotlight, one of the producers of the film.
"We feel blessed that we are the chosen ones to present this gem to the world," said Gyan Sharma of producers 70 MM Talkies.
Irrfan bid adieu
Irrfan breathed his last on April 29 at the age of 54. He was admitted to Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital with a colon infection. However, he succumbed to his ailment.
The actor was still under treatment when he returned to the acting world with his last release, Angrezi Medium, a follow-up to his 2017 hit, Hindi Medium. He was away from the big screen since the release of Karwaan in 2018, the year he was diagnosed with the ailment.