'The Lion King', all ready to roar loud in India
The stardom of Shah Rukh Khan, the comeback of Arvind Swami to the world of The Lion King and Sunidhi Chauhan and Armaan Malik lending their musical touch to the story, Disney India has infused several desi elements into the Hindi version of Jon Favreaus regarding the classic imagination of Disney. To expand its reach and box office prospects.
After 'The Incredibles' in 2004, Disney India has achieved the casting blow once again by having Shah Rukh and his son Aryan bring King's characters to life Mufasa & Simba respectively. The rumor has only become stronger after the release of the trailer of the Hindi version.
In the trailer, Shah Rukh is seen teaching his son Simba the meaning of being a true king something which seems to be tied up with reality as well.
The audience now wants to listen to Aryan & how he brings his own touch to the character of Simba .
"'The Lion King' is a classic that epitomises Disney's prowess in bringing heartwarming stories that are timeless & transcend generations," Bikram Duggal, Head Studio Entertainment, Disney India, said at the time of the announcement of getting SRK & Aryan on board for the project.
Ahora, con la versión reimaginada, nuestro objetivo es llegar a una audiencia más amplia para presentar el relato sobre el orgullo de los leones a una nueva generación de audiencias & al mismo tiempo establecer una conexión más profunda con los fanáticos existentes, agregó Duggal.
Disney India has tied in Ashish Vidyarthi, Shreyas Talpade , Sanjay Mishra & Asrani for the Hindi version as well. Ashish has lent his voice to Scar, Shreyas has given voice to Timon, Sanjay to Pumbaa & Asrani to Zazu.
The film will release in India on July 19 in English, Hindi, Tamil & Telugu.
In fact, Arvind Swami is back into the world of 'The Lion King', but this time as the villainous Scar. The actor, who had dubbed for the lead Simba in the Tamil version over 20 years ago when the animated version released on television for Indian audiences, has lent his voice to the character for the Tamil version.
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