King of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan and his son Aryan will handling dubbing duties for the Hindi version of animated movie The Lion King.
While SRK will record his voice for ‘Mufasa’ the old king, his son will lend his voice to ‘Simba’ for the Hindi version of Disney’s upcoming flick. In the original version, James Earl Jones and Donald Glover are voicing Mufasa and Simba respectively.
Shahrukh Khan Confirms the Report
King Khan dropped a hint about the father-son collaboration on social media.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, SRK posted a picture of him with Aryan donned in Indian cricket jerseys which read ‘Mufasa’ and ‘Simba.’ He also confirmed it to a local daily.
Here’s what Shah Rukh Khan told Hindustan Times:
“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.”
Aryan’s Future Plans
Aryan may have started his career as a dubbing artist, however it is very unlikely that he would stick with it in the future.
Khan’s eldest son, who is studying film making at the University of Southern California, has previously clarified that he wants to make a career in direction, not in acting.
Directed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King is the live-action version of the 1994 animated classic. The movie is set to release on July 18.