If there’s one live-action remake of any Disney film, it has to be The Lion King. The film is all set to be released in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telegu in India and fans can hardly wait. The film is directed by Jon Favreau and will feature Beyonce and Donald Glover in lead roles in the English version while Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan Khan have lent their voices for the Hindi version as Mufasa and Simba. Ever since Shah Rukh Khan and his son were roped in for the film’s remake, the superstar has been sharing glimpses of the film on his social media accounts.
The release of the official trailer captivated fans from the first minute and now Shah Rukh Khan has opened up about the film in an interview and sheds like on the important message the film holds. While the Zero actor said he doesn’t always look for a moral message in a film, The Lion King is special for him as it revolves around a special bond between a parent and a child. He further opened up about how people realise the worth of parents when they are no longer alive.
"The story inheritably gives a lot of morals. I personally don't look for morals in a movie and enjoy it as pure entertainment. It is inheritably entertaining because it does talk about relationships. Many times, when kids are growing with their parents, they don't realise that what their parents say could actually come handy much later on. It's unfortunate that you remember the teachings of your parents when they are not in your life," he said.
He also emphasized on the fact that the lessons given by parents to their children will never fail them in life. "Somewhere down the line, the story reflects that it's nicer to listen to your parents and understand the deeper meaning of what they are saying to you. It does teach you that Our parents always live within us and their teachings never go away. Personally, I do feel the same, the small things that my father and mother said actually define me now. I realise it now and I didn't realise it then," he added.
Shah Rukh Khan also took to his Instagram account and shared a teaser of Arya as Simba and captioned the post, “Mera Simba.. #TheLionKing.” Fans can hardly wait for this one!