In the not so distant past, it was revealed that Shah Rukh Khan and son Aryan Khan would be lending their voices for the Hindi version of Disney's live-action film The Lion King. Justin Korman's creation which became a rage after Disney adopted it cinematically, has a legacy of its own. And who better to play the characters of Mufasa and Simba than Bollywood’s leading man Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan? That’s right, no one! The trailer of the film is out now and narrates the story of Mufasa leaving his empire behind for his son Simba.
The trailer only features the voice of Shah Rukh Khan at this stage which leads us to believe that a number of other trailers will go on to be released. The actor, who is the voice of Mufasa, brings his A-game to the film and breathes life into the character. Given that we haven't heard much of Aryan before, we can't wait to find out what he has done for Simba's character! Shah Rukh and Aryan also worked together in the Hindi version of The Incredibles, but Aryan was only a toddler back then. You can watch the trailer here:
In a recent interview with The Hindustan Times, SRK spoke about the Disney remake, saying “Voicing the father-son duo of Mufasa and Simba has been such a wonderful personal and professional moment for Aryan and me. It will be really special to watch this movie with our little one, AbRam, as he is a big fan of the film. And watching his big brother and father voice the characters in this live-action version is surely going to make it a memorable experience,” he said.
Meanwhile, actor Ashish Vidyarthi will be dubbing for Scar while Shreyas Talpade will lend his voice to Timon. Sanjay Mishra has been brought on board to voice Pumbaa and veteran actor Asrani will voice Zazu. We can’t wait for this one!
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