Babil Khan has shared the trailer of his late father and actor Irrfan's swan song 'The Song of Scorpions', which is all set to release in India. Sharing the trailer, Babil wrote, "Bringing alive a heart-wrenching tale of love, obsession and betrayal."
The film is a folktale set in the Thar desert of Rajasthan and stars Irrfan as a camel dealer in love with Nooran (Golshifteh Farahani), a woman who is the only one to know the song with which she treats those bitten by a scorpion.
The captivating trailer shows how Nooran travels on foot far and wide in the desert to sing for those bitten by scorpions to save their lives. Irrfan falls in love with her and even reciprocates his feelings. But before the two could go on to tie the knot, a tragedy befalls her, bringing their plans to a standstill. Waheeda Rehman plays Nooran's grandmother in the film.
Director Anup Singh had told Hindustan Times in an interview in 2017 that it was Irrfan who had suggested Golshifteh Farahani's name for the female lead.
The Song of Scorpions will be released in theatres on 28 April, a day before Irrfan's third death anniversary.