The Lion King is already one of the most awaited films of the year as it is a remake of 1994 animated classic of the same name and is helmed by Iron Man and The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau. But, it amassed solid hype in India when Dinsey roped in Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan Khan for the voiceovers in the Hindi dubbed version.
While Shah Rukh Khan will do the voiceover for Mufasa, Aryan Khan will be heard voicing for Simba, the lead character of The Lion King.
After the first promo of The Lion King that featured voiceover by Shah Rukh Khan as Mufasa, the makers have now dropped the second teaser featuring voiceover by his son Aryan Khan as Simba.
In the 29-second promo, which Shah Rukh released via his Twitter handle, Aryan can be heard saying, "Main Hoon Simba, Mufasa Ka Beta." It's interesting to hear Aryan's voice after The Incredibles back in the year 2004 but here he sounds so much like his father, Shah Rukh Khan.
Sharing the teaser, Shah Rukh tweeted, "Mera Simba.. #TheLionKing @disneyfilmindia". Check out the new promo and Shah Rukh's tweet below:
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 realize 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. 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, and I realize it now and I didn’t realize it then.
"The Lion King has been, for not just me, but for so many people around the world, one of the favourite films that they have enjoyed with their families and kids. There are only three films that one loved actually while growing up. One is The Lion King, followed by The Jungle Book and Bambi," he added.
Apart from Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan Khan, the Hindi version of The Lion King also features voiceovers by Ashish Vidyarthi as Scar, Asrani as Zazu, Shreyas Talpade as Timon and Sanjay Mishra as Pumba.
Disney India has also roped in singers Armaan Malik and Sunidhi Chauhan to do a special song for the film.
The film will be hitting the screens on July 19.