Babil Khan holds back his tears. (credits: Twitter/@SandraC69740420)
The Song of Scorpions is a fitting tribute to Irrfan Khan’s remarkable contribution to the world of cinema.
Irrfan Khan, the master of his craft, said goodbye to the world three years ago, but his legacy lives on. His exceptional contribution to the world of cinema remains unparalleled, leaving behind an irreplaceable void felt by fans and the film industry. Although he is no longer with us, his performances and unforgettable screen presence are etched in our memories and continue to inspire audiences around the world.
To honor Irrfan Khan on his third death anniversary, the creators of The Song of Scorpions hosted a star-studded screening on April 29. The event paid tribute to the late actor and celebrated his remarkable contributions to the film industry. The screening saw several celebrities in attendance, including his son Babil Khan, who recently made his debut in Netflix’s Qala alongside Triptii Dimri. During the event, Babil was seen holding back tears as he posed for the cameras. Paparazzi also captured a touching moment when Babil touched his father’s movie poster before blowing him a flying kiss. The heartwarming gesture serves as a poignant reminder of Irrfan Khan’s lasting legacy and the profound impact he had on those around him, both personally and professionally.
It must have been very difficult for Babil Khan to get to this exhibition the last film made by his father #IrrfanKhanThe Song of Scorpion… a moment he probably wants to be there with him to celebrate #babilkhan all the love for you pic.twitter.com/JdkeGafvtr— SHKajol ❤️ Pyaar (@SandraC69740420) April 28, 2023
The Song of Scorpions marks Irrfan Khan’s final performance. Directed by Anup Singh, it tells a story of twisted love, revenge and the healing power of music. The late actor plays the character of a camel trader who falls in love with Norran, a tribal woman learning the ancient art of healing. The role is played by Golshifteh. However, their happiness is short-lived as fate tests their love.
The film also stars veteran actress Waheeda Rehman, Shashank Arora and Tillotama Shome in key roles. Set in Jaisalmer, the film which has already screened at several international film festivals, was finally released in India almost six years after its completion. This is Anup Singh’s second collaboration with Irrfan Khan following their critically acclaimed 2013 release, Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost.
The Song of Scorpions is a fitting tribute to the late actor’s exceptional talent and remarkable contribution to the world of cinema. After battling cancer for several months, Irrfan Khan passed away on April 29, 2020.
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