Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan to voice Mufasa and Simba in The Lion King
Jon Favreau's remake of the 1994 classic is slated for release on July 19 in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu
Shah Rukh Khan and son Aryan Khan will voice the characters Mufasa and Simba, respectively, in the Hindi version of The Lion King. Directed by Jon Favreau, the computer-animated remake of the 1994 Disney classic is slated for release on July 19.
"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," says Shah Rukh. "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."
Commenting on the Hindi voice cast, Bikram Duggal, Head - Studio Entertainment at Disney India, adds, "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 connection with existing fans. We cannot imagine having a better voice cast than Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan to bring these characters to life in Hindi."
Mufasa and Simba are voiced by James Earl Jones and Donald Glover, respectively, in the English version. The film is also releasing in Tamil and Telugu in India.
Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan had previously voiced the characters Mr. Incredible/Lajawab and his son Dash, respectively, in the 2004 film The Incredibles.