Aryan Khan has lent his super fresh voice for the upcoming live action The Lion King Hindi. “Main hoon Simba…Mufasa ka beta,” says Aryan Khan.
Our thoughts are corroborated by netizens as well, who responded toShah Rukh’s tweet introducing his son as “Mera Simba,”with thoughts such as these: “Shah Rukh, it’s like you only dubbed for Simba”. “I thought it was you! Your voices are exactly the same,” wrote another astonished user while celebrity photographer Atul Kasbekar added: “The apple didn’t fall too far from the tree, Shah!” Aryan and Shah Rukh’s uncanny similar voices are also giving Twitter “goosebumps.”
Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone’s tweet must have made Aryan’s day.
Karan Johar, one of Shah Rukh’s closest friends in the industry, couldn’t hold back his excitement and welcomed Aryan with open arms: “Pardon my excitement! But Aryan is the first born in our family! And even just hearing his voice has made me so so excited! And without a bias he sounds amazing!”
Meanwhile, a section of Twitter is happy to have heard Aryan after long – he voiced the character Dash in the Hindi version of The Incrediblesmany years ago. Shah Rukh Khan was Mr Incredible.
The Hindi version of The Lion King has an impressive cast- Ashish Vidyarthi is Simba’s villainous uncle Scar, Shreyas Talpade and Sanjay Mishra feature as Simba’s friends meerkat Timon and the warthog Pumbaa while Asrani voices the hornbill named hornbill Zazu.
In the English version, actor James Earl Jones, who originally played Mufasa in Disney’s 1994 movie, returns to voice Mufasa while Donald Glover is Simba. Beyonce voices the character of Nala – the love of Simba’s life.
Fans can enjoy the live action version of The Lion Kingin cinemas on July 19.