Irrfan Khan and Anup Singh plans to come together
Irrfan Khan, the highly acclaimed international actor, known for his role In ‘Jurrasic World’ and ‘Life of Pie’. He will come together with auteur Anup Singh in his upcoming movie as they both confirmed in the recent interview with Variety. In the past, they have worked together on films like ‘Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost’ and ‘The Song of Scorpion’.
Qissa is based on the story of a man living in a village in India who wants a male heir, however, has been blessed with four daughters. So he decides to bring up his last born as a man. The film was highly appreciated among the international critics and went to win the Netpac award at Toronto and the Dioraphte Award at Rotterdam. Then they came together again this year with ‘The Song of Scorpions’ film which is a tale of twisted love, revenge and the redemptive power of song. The film had a limited release and was received quite well at various awards around the world.
In both, the movies as Irrfan told during the interview that Anup has always brought something extra out his acting because of amazing stories and direction. While discussing ‘The Song of Scorpion’ Irrfan says “Anup told me that he needs a kind of musicality in the behavior and that’s what I was concerned about. So I was experimenting. And I can experiment intellectually and emotionally. And that’s something unique. Very rarely does someone offer you that.”
Talking about their third collaboration, Lyasa Anup says “I have a first draft of the script, I haven’t spoken about it at all with Irrfan”. “And I am waiting to find a moment of calm when he and I can be together, and I can come to him with the full confidence of no distractions.”
Lasya: The Gentle Dance will revolve around a man who portrays women characters in various ritualistic performances like Dusherra etc. and how eventually he likes being women in real life also. Evidently, the movie feels exciting, but all of Anup’s films are always meant for niche audiences who have a flair for art.