The Lion King: Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan & group of Bollywood stars join the Hindi voice cast

Disney India has roped in Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Shreyas Talpade, Sanjay Mishra and Asrani for the Hindi version of Disney's upcoming remake, The Lion King.

The Lion King: Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan & group of Bollywood stars join the Hindi voice cast
Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan and group of talented Hindi actors join the Hindi voice cast of The Lion King.

After roping Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan Khan, Disney India the filmmakers of upcoming Hollywood movie 'The Lion King' has roped in a group of talented Hindi actors for the Hindi version of the movie. 

Earlier the news reported said that, Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh and Aryan will be lending their voice for King Mufasa and his son Simba respectively.  Ashish will give his voice to villainous Scar, Shreyas will voice Timon, Sanjay will be Pumbaa and Asrani will be Zazu, read a statement.

According to the latest news, The Walt Disney Company India has roped in Ashish will give his voice to villainous Scar, Shreyas will voice Timon, Sanjay will be Pumbaa and Asrani will be Zazu, reported an official statement. "The Lion King is a classic that epitomizes Disney's prowess of bringing heartwarming stories that are timeless and transcend generations," said Bikram Duggal, Head - Studio Entertainment, Disney India.

"A quintessential story of a father and his son and their heartwarming relationship; it's a tale of a pride of lions that will connect with audiences emotionally. The movie is a pioneering blend of live-action filmmaking techniques and state-of-the-art virtual reality technology never seen before on celluloid," he added.

Interestingly, the original flick was released in 1994 and it is still considered an animation masterpiece till date. The original film was lauded critically and saw a huge commercial success in those days. Favreau has stayed true to the classic story of Simba and has used pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring the iconic characters to the big screen in a whole new way.

Directed by The Jungle Book’ Jon Favreau, The Lion King is one of the most-anticipated films of the year, 2019 and it is slated to release on July 19th in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages respectively.