The Lion King and Shah Rukh Khan in one movie?
In the Hindi version of Disney's remake of the iconic Lion King movie, Shah Rukh Khan will be voicing Mufasa, the wise King of the Pride Lands, and his son Aryan Khan will be voicing Simba, the crown prince who gets exiled by his uncle Scar.
The Bollywood superstar said in his statement, "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”.
He also tweeted a Lion King themed post regarding the Pakistan vs India cricket match.
The head of Studio Entertainment, Disney India, Bikram Duggal, said “The Lion King is a classic that epitomizes 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 connect with existing fans. We cannot imagine having a better voice cast than Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan to bring the characters of Mufasa and Simba to life in Hindi”.
The upcoming Lion King movie will be a live action remake, directed by Jon Favreau and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It will be released on July 19, 2019 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
The original Lion King movie was released in 1994 by Disney as an animated musical film. It won two Golden Globe Awards and two Academy awards, and is to date one of Disney's most popular films. Lets see how the remake compares to the original.