Mumbai: Ahead of the much-anticipated release of Disney’s The Lion King, the biggest names of Indian entertainment industries have associated with the film.
Actor Siddharth took to Twitter to announce that he has lent his voice for the character of Simba in Tamil version of The Lion King. Veteran actor Arvind Swami makes a comeback to The Lion King universe as Scar. He had dubbed for Simba, for the Tamil version of the film over 20 years ago. Ravishankar who played as the villain in Vijay’s Vettaikaran steps in as Mufasa while Aishwarya Rajesh is likely to voice Nala.
For the Telugu version, Disney has roped in popular Telugu actor Nani to voice Simba, while dubbing star-actor Ravi Shankar will infuse voice into Mufasa. Jagapathi Babu, another versatile Telugu actor Srimanthudu will voice Scar. Ali and Brahmandam will voice Timon and Pumbaa.
Similarly, Playback singers Sunidhi Chauhan and Armaan Malik will lend their voices to the Hindi-language soundtrack of the upcoming remake of The Lion King.
Chauhan and Malik will collaborate for the famous duet “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, sung by Beyoncé and Donald Glover in the English-language version of the remake.
Chauhan will also take on “Spirit”, which is likely the new Lion King song from Beyoncé that’s been shrouded in mystery as yet. Malik, meanwhile, will also cover the extremely popular “Hakuna Matata”.
For the Hindi version, Disney India has roped in Bollywood’s ‘King Khan’ Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan to voice for King Mufasa and his son Simba respectively. The Hindi version will see Ashish Vidyarthi as the iconic villain, Scar, Shreyas Talpade as Timon, Sanjai Mishra as Pumbaa and Asrani as Zazu.
In the Jon Favreau-directed adaptation of the Disney classic, we will get to hear James Earl James as Mufasa, Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, John Oliver, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner as Zazu, Pumbaa and Timon.
The film will release in India on July 19 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.