Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his eldest son Aaryan are all geared for the release of the Hindi version of Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of ‘The Lion King’. The father-son duo is voicing Mufasa and Simmba, respectively. The actor has now revealed he has watched the animated original at least 40 times because of his children. "We started watching 'The Lion King' when it came out. Obviously, we had three kids at different intervals. We would make pizzas or dosas or whatever the kids liked and create a movie theatre atmosphere at home and watch ‘Lion King’," the ‘Raees’ star said in an interview.
"I have seen it for 40 times at least. Maybe not the whole film but every now and then when my kids watched it," he added. For SRK, it is a film he watches when he is clueless about what to watch with his three children, Aryan, Suhana and AbRam.
"Actually, when you don't know what to show your child, you say let's watch 'The Lion King' together. We have spent a lot of time in a self-created bedroom theatre at home, with the kids at various stages. Even now, when we all want to watch a film together on a holiday or somewhere, chances are it will be 'The Lion King' or 'The Jungle Book'," he stated. 'The Jungle Book' fame director Jon Favreau has re-imagined the world of Disney's classic to bring alive 'The Lion King' as a live-action adventure. He has stayed true to the classic story of Simba and used latest filmmaking techniques to bring the iconic characters to the big screen in a whole new way. The film will release in India on July 19 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. We can’t wait to see how it will be received by Shah Rukh’s fans worldwide!