Walt Disney consistently ranks among the world’s most powerful brands. In a trend that is increasingly catching on in India, local superstars are found dubbing for Major Disney Films. Take a look at stars that have done this.
Disney Film is not only popular but is also liked around the world. However, it is still in its nascent stage in India. One reason that Disney animated films click with audiences, in addition to their big budgets, the latest technology and effects, is the fact that it features voice-overs from popular Hollywood actors. Bollywood celebs are also gradually making themselves available for the same. There are many examples. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the latest to join the bandmates with her acting for lending her voice for Disney Movie: ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’, we take a look at some others who have done the same in the past.
Bollywood stars who lend their voice for Walt Disney Movies
1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to enter the Disney Universe. Mrs. Bachchan is lending her voice for Disney Movie Maleficent in Hindi Version. The Hindi version of the film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, where she will dub for the role of Maleficent, originally played by Angelina Jolie. The film is the sequel of 2014 film Maleficent, where Angelina Jolie plays an evil fairy that puts a curse on a princess Aurora, based on the fairytale The Sleeping Beauty.
Disney’s new Maleficent poster with Angelina Jolie features more clues than meet the eye
2. Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol
Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles 2 in Hindi, they have treated with the voice of Kajol as she has given her voice to Elastigirl, the female lead of the Incredibles family. Who could play the lead role but our very own Kajol gave her voice to the character of Elastigirl, (Mrs. Incredible). But she was not alone. Shah Rukh Khan became the voice of Mr. Lajawaab (Mr. Incredible).
3. Shahrukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan had dubbed for the Hindi version of Disney’s film ‘The Lion King’ and will be voicing Mufasa, who is being voiced by James Earl Jones in the English version. The film directed by Jon Favreau, creator of ‘Iron man and the jungle book’, released on July 19, 2019, in four languages.
Disney’s Film ‘The Lion King’ trailer featuring Shahrukh Khan
4. Ashish Vidyarthi
Ashish Vidyarthi had dubbed for the Hindi version of Disney Film ‘The Lion King’ and had voiced Scar.
5. Shreyas Talpade
Shreyas Talpade had dubbed for the Hindi Version of Disney Film ‘The Lion King’ and had voiced Timon.
6. Asrani Asrani
Legendary actor Asrani Asrani had lent his voice for the Hindi version of Disney Film ‘The Lion King’ and had voiced Zazu.
7. Varun Dhawan
The young actor lent his voice to Chris Evans’ Captain America in Disney’s 2016 superhero film Captain America: Civil War. The Anthony and Joe Russo directed film made Rs59.50 crore in India.
8. Priyanka Chopra
Long before she made a foray into Hollywood, Chopra had dubbed for the English version of Disney’s 3D animated sports comedy Planes (2013), for a character of Pan-Asian origin. The film was directed by Klay Hall.
9. Nana Patekar
Among a host of other Bollywood names, Nana Patekar lent his voice to the character of Sher Khan in Disney’s fantasy adventure film The Jungle Book that released in 2016. Currently the second-highest-grossing Hollywood film in India, it had made Rs188 crore at the box office. Rather than using voice artists for Hindi, Disney India signed up Nana Patekar as Sher Khan, Priyanka Chopra as Kaa, Irrfan as Baloo and Om Puri as Bagheera.
10. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan- Roadside Romeo
The royal couple of Bollywood the Nawab and his bagam made animation cool when they lent their voice to Roadside Romeo. Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor Khan was Romeo & Laila, respectively, and worked on the lines of Disney’s Lady & the Tramp. Justin Long & Elizabeth Banks became the English voices for the characters.
Disclaimer: All figures have been sourced from the movie website Bollywood.