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Tillotama had a ‘magical’ time on ‘The Song of Scorpions’ set

IANS | Mumbai |

Actress Tillotama Shome says reuniting with Qissa director Anup Singh and actor Irrfan Khan for The Song of Scorpions was a joy.

The Song Of Scorpions, which has been extensively shot in Rajasthan, is currently in the post-production stage. It also features Iranian beauty Golshifteh Farahani and veteran Indian actress Waheeda Rehman.

Talking about the film, Tillotama told: "Anup is such an unmitigated joy to be around. When he started pre-production of 'Songs…', I told him I felt like a step child. Of course, he has no obligation to cast me in every film he makes and he should not and will not, but well I can be pretty intense in my longing.

"When he said there was a tiny part in 'Songs…', I said yes even before he could say anything about the character. I will do whatever it takes to have an opportunity to be with Anup on a film set. Watching him communicate with actors like Irrfan, Golshifteh and Waheeda ji was so magical."

Tillotama had told earlier that Irrfan's wife Sutapa Sikdar had suggested that the Geneva-based director cast her in a role only she could bring a "bewitching allure" to.She was earlier cast in a pivotal role in Singh's "Qissa" — a role which gave her a new identity years after she became popular as Alice of "Monsoon Wedding". In "Qissa", she played daughter to Irrfan.

Most recently, the two actors shared screen space in Hindi Medium.

Irrfan told in an interview before the release of Hindi Medium that he had a wonderful experience shooting The Song Of Scorpions, especially since it was shot in Rajasthan.

He said it was during the 2013 edition of the now defunct Abu Dhabi Film Festival that Golshifteh caught his and Singh's attention with her performance in My Sweet Pepper Land. That's when they had thought of roping in the actress for a film.