Remember Nazanin Boniadi, the Iranian actress-model now Amnesty International spokesperson who allegedly auditioned for the role of Tom Cruise’s wife back in 2004 and was mistreated in the process?
She’s back. This time, however, it’s not courtesy of Vanity Fair’s Maureen Orth, who wrote a devastating hit-piece on Cruise back in September featuring Boniadi as the human bullet.
Instead, the mode of delivery is a hip-hop song with a difference.
Joining several high-profile former Scientologists, Boniadi can be heard singing on a anti-Scientology song. The actress is not seen in the video, but she is reportedly on the vocal track.
The song was produced by Titziano Lugli, a Los Angeles based Milanese producer and musician who was ex-communicated from the Church of Scientology in 2010.
The song also features Mike Rinder —an Australian former head of public relations for the church before he left in 2007 — and noted Scientology critic and former Cruise “auditor” Marty Rathbun.
According to Gawker, who were sent the video by former Village Voice editor and Scientology critic Tony Ortega, one of the named sources in Orth’s story — Marc Headley, another former Scientologist — told Ortega of Lugli’s video.
Ortega then met up with Lugli in November and persuaded him to let a British television crew (currently making a March airing Scientology documentary for Channel Four), film their meeting in Lugli’s Hollywood Hills home.
In the video, Lugli reveals that he came up with the original concept for the song but Boniadi willingly sang the lines that he wrote for her.
“We all know how it is,” Boniadi half sings in the song. “This ain’t no road to freedom. It’s a blind alley, like Kirstie Alley, [John] Travolta and [Tom] Cruise, but we ain’t no fools.”
Later, Rinder raps about Cruise’s allegedly symbiotic relationship with present Scientology leader David Miscavige in the song:
“Scientology’s being toasted by a midget with a blowtorch. Dave and his BFF little Tom, these half two men think they’re really the bomb.”
Gawkerquote Lugli as saying that the song is “still a work in progress” and that “the plan is to sell it as a single and use that money to give to people who are leaving the church and don’t have anything.”
Reportedly, the Church of Scientology could not be reached for comment.
Cruise’s comeback film Jack Reacher hits theaters on December 21. Following that, sci-fi epic Oblivion opens on April 12/13 on IMAX screens before wide release on April 19, 2013.
[Note: Kate Holmes does not feature on the song contained in this video.]