Irrfan Khan to star The Song Of Scorpions opposite Iranian star Golshifteh Farahani
Irrfan Khan's upcoming film, Puzzle, is a female-oriented film in which he will be seen with Kelly Macdonald. The actor had been shooting in New York for the film and will now be traveling to London to partake in a gala night organised by British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The actor in his recent interview with Mumbai Mirror, discussed his two upcoming films — Puzzle and The Song of Scorpions, the Big Apple and its vibe.
Khan will also be seen in Anup Singh's The Song Of Scorpions, where he will share screen space with Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani. The story of the film is as intriguing as the city it is set in — Jaisalmer. As per the same Mumbai Mirror report, Khan plays a camel trader, who falls in love with a local woman. Since the story explores a transgressive relationship and its repercussions in a simple town, Khan was drawn to it. The actor says that Jaisalmer, as a city, influences him to maintain calm and soak in the tranquility.
Speaking about his upcoming Hollywood film Puzzle, he reveals that it is an adaptation of an Argentinian film, Rompecabezas. The female-centric script of the film is what attracted Khan. Khan had been waiting for a story like this to come to him because he relishes being challenged. The actor also says that the film being shot in New York was another plus because he loves the city's vibe. "I don’t think I can ever get bored or have enough of New York. I keep coming back to it and every time I find something new to explore," the actor says, emphasising New York's rich culture and fast-paced life, which makes it a great city to seek creative inspiration from.
Khan's last film Hindi Medium had a strong social message and also did well at the box-office. The film, which had Saba Qamar as the female lead, was a critique of quality education in the country. Khan confidently maintains that the film's success confirms content is what drives a film forward.