Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan will be lending their voice for the characters of King Mufasa and Simba respectively. The duo will work together after 15 years in the Hindi version of Disney’s upcoming live-action film, The Lion King.
The announcement has arrived shortly after Shah Rukh Khan shared a photograph of him with his son on Twitter, in which they are seen sporting blue cricket jerseys and their backs face the camera. SRK’s jersey read “Mufasa” and Aryan’s read “Simba”.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 16, 2019
”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,” Shah Rukh said in a statement as reported by Khaleej Times.
Shah Rukh then went on to say, “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.”
The renowned actor talks about doing a movie with his son again after 15 long years, in a recent tweet:
Glad to be a part of this journey… a timeless film. Voicing it in Hindi with my own Simba. The last time we did a film was around 15 years ago and it was ‘Incredible’ and this time around its even more fun. Hope everyone enjoys it 19th July onwards. #TheLionKing https://t.co/rJEfxevA9k
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 17, 2019
Directed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King is one of the most sought-after films of recent times and is slated to release on July 17.