If you thought Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan voicing ‘Mufasa’ in The Lion King gave you goosebumps then wait for Aryan Khan. Yes, ever since it is announced that the father-son are going to lend their voices for the Hindi version of the movie, fans have been excited to hear both.
Superstar Shahrukh Khan on Thursday shared a video presenting his son Aryan Khan as Simba from the upcoming film The Lion King. In the promotional video of the Hindi version of Disney’s live-action film, Aryan is heard introducing himself as Simba, son of Mufasa.
“Mera Simba,” Shahrukh captioned the video and thank god the teaser reads ‘Aryan Khan is Simba’ otherwise it wouldn’t be easy for the fans to recognise that whose voice it is actually because Aryan Khan sounds just like his father.
Here, watch the teaser and enjoy Aryan Khan’s voice as Simba in The Lion King.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 11, 2019
Bollywood Director and Producer Karan Johar, one of Shahrukh Khan’s closest friend tweeted that hearing Aryan’s voice has made him excited.
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!!!!!????? https://t.co/9WEqM5LmVD
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 11, 2019
Not only Karan Johar, Aryan Khan’s voice made twitterati excited too. Here are some of the tweets:
The apple didn’t fall too far from the tree shah ?
He sounds amazing
Good luck and god bless
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) July 11, 2019
Ufffffffff Ariyan Ka Voice Goosebumps Shah Sir ????
— Sourav Srkian Das (@SrkianDas) July 11, 2019
Its like you only dubbed for #Simba as well!! Aryan ??
— Chandler Bing (@SarcasmChamp) July 11, 2019
— Diana Penty (@DianaPenty) July 11, 2019
Next super star king family in Aaryan ❤ muje laga hi nahi ye aaryanka voice jese bade suoer star ka voice na ho love you aaryan best of luck
— Tofik vepariii (@vepariii) July 11, 2019
— ♥Russian SRK Club♥ (@SRK_RUSSIAN_FC) July 11, 2019
— Rishika Roam (@RishikaRoam) July 11, 2019
Arya’s voice sounds more like Shahrukh Khan than Shahrukh Khan’s voice himself.
— Rushank (@rushanksoni19) July 11, 2019
Here is Shahrukh Khan’s as ‘Mufasa’:
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Earlier, in June, King Khan introduced his son as Simba in a unique way. When the entire country was dipped in the excitement tub of ICC World Cup tournament, Shahrukh Khan shared a picture of himself and Aryan wearing team India jerseys. SRK’s jersey had Mufasa written on it, while Aryan’s jersey read Simba.
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In the Hindi version of The Lion King, Ashish Vidyarthi plays Scar, Shreyas Talpade plays Timon, Sanjay Mishra is Pumbaa and Asrani is 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. The film will see Beyonce as Nala, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner as Pumba and Timon and John Oliver as Zazu.
Helmed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King remake will hit the theatres on July 19, 2019 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.