"it holds a very special place in our hearts."
Shahrukh Khan and Aryan Khan will come together to provide voices for the Hindi-dubbed version of The Lion King.
In 2016, the live-action version of The Jungle Book was a huge success. Disney will now present the live-action version of its legendary The Lion King.
The story will be reimagined using groundbreaking technology.
The film will be dubbed in Hindi and who better to acquire than Shahrukh. He will voice Mufasa while his son Aryan will lend his talents to voice Simba.
Shahrukh spoke about how he can relate to Mufasa, he said:
“The Lion King is that one movie that my entire family loves the most and it holds a very special place in our hearts.
“As a father, I can totally relate with Mufasa and the endearing relationship he shares with his son – Simba.”
“The legacy of Lion King is timeless, and being a part of this iconic re-imagining with my son Aryan makes it extra special for me.
“We are most excited that AbRam is going to watch this.”
Bikram Duggal, Head of Studio Entertainment at Disney India said:
“The Lion King is a classic that epitomises Disney’s prowess of bringing heartwarming stories that are timeless and transcend generations.
“Now with the re-imagined version, our aim is to reach out to a wider audience, introducing the tale about a pride of lions to a whole new generation of audiences while forging a deeper connection with existing fans.
“We cannot imagine having a better voice cast than Shahrukh Khan and his son Aryan to bring the characters of Mufasa and Simba to life in Hindi.”
The Lion King is directed by Jon Favreau, who also directed The Jungle Book.
The Disney film is one of the most anticipated films of 2019 as it is forever known as a pop culture classic. The animated version is known for its emotional storytelling and memorable characters.
As a live-action remake, it is a heroic journey which uses pioneering and game-changing photo-real animation technology.
The film uses cutting-edge tools to make the musical drama come alive on the big screen.
Disney’s The Lion King releases on July 19, 2019, in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.