The Hindi remake of ‘The Lion King’ has been creating all the buzz of late. From Shah Rukh Khan voicing Mufasa to him giving tips to Simmba (voiced by his real-life son Aryan) on how to be a “true king”, the upcoming film has already riveted the attention of cinemagoers. Now, the playback singing duo of Sunidhi Chauhan and Armaan Malik has been roped in to lend their voices to the Hindi-language soundtrack of the Disney original. Both artists will join hands for the famous duet ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’, crooned by A-listers Beyoncé and Donald Glover in the 1994 film.
Chauhan will reportedly also take on ‘Spirit’. Malik, meanwhile, will also cover the extremely popular ‘Hakuna Matata’. “While watching the original film, I have drifted with emotions — laughed and cried,” Chauhan said in a statement. “So, to be a part of this venture was not only exciting, but something extremely close to my heart. I have beautiful memories of listening to the tracks of ‘The Lion King’, especially one track ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight' which I have listened to on repeat mode on my long drives, on rainy nights of Mumbai.”
She continued, “When you are a part of something great that already exists, you need to be closer to the original creation. You cannot distort it but rather leave your own little touch to it. I have tried my best to justify the songs and the extraordinarily done visuals. The expressions of Simba, Nala, were so prolific, immaculate, that I knew I was in for something really interesting.” Malik shared ‘The Lion King’ is his favourite Disney film to date. “I usually never asked for many gifts from my parents when I was a child, but I clearly remember telling my dad that I wanted to buy the whole DVD collection of Lion King and he immediately bought it for me. It's such a fond memory that is still so clearly etched in my mind!” he stated.