The Lion King is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Indian actors Shah Rukh Khan, Siddharth and Arvind Swami will be part of the film that will in release in multiple languages.
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who plays Mufasa for the Hindi version of Disney's 'The Lion King', shared a video of him voicing Mufasa’s lines on his social media.
The one-minute fourteen-second teaser begins with Mufasa telling Simba that he will always be with him. "Simba, I am always with you and will always be there for you. Just remember who you are; a true king."
Educating Simba on how a true king should be, Mufasa’s infamous voice was brought to life once again in Hindi with the words, "Often people think about what they can gain, but a true king thinks about what he can give."
The video ends with Mufasa (SRK) telling his son, "Simba, always remember who you are; A true king. Remember.
Shah Rukh's son Aryan Khan will dub for Simba. Many other Bollywood actors too are part of the movie; Ashish Vidyarthi as Scar, Shreyas Talpade as Timon, Sanjay Mishra as Pumbaa and veteran actor Govardhan Asrani as Zazu.
The upcoming film is a recreation of the 1994 animated film.
In the Tamil version, Rang De Basanti star Siddharth will lend his voice to Simba and Arvind Swami has been roped into voice the iconic villain, Scar.
Yesterday, Arvind tweeted the announcement with the caption, “Last time it was Simba, this time we chose Scar.. had a lot of fun doing it. Hope u guys like it”.
Last time it was Simba, this time we chose Scar.. had a lot of fun doing it. Hope u guys like it pic.twitter.com/t9NoRcUcM5— arvind swami (@thearvindswami) June 28, 2019
Arvind had earlier dubbed for the lead character, Simba, in the Tamil version, over 20 years ago. In a press statement, the actor said, “It was a great learning experience dubbing for an animated film over 20 years ago when I dubbed for Simba in The Lion King. When I was approached this time around to dub for a character in the new version of The Lion King I preferred to dub for Scar as I saw the character as the most Interesting and multidimensional. It was an enriching professional experience” (SIC).
The screenplay is written by Jeff Nathanson and features songs by legends like Elton John and Time Rice. The movie is helmed by Jon Favreau.
The English version of the film stars Donald Glover, Beyoncé and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the lead roles.
The Lion King will hit theatres on July 19 and will release in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
(Inputs from PTI)
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Last Updated Jun 29, 2019, 1:02 PM IST