Ahead of the release of The Lion King, the sequel to Disney’s 1994 animated musical, on July 19th in its Hindi version, the trailer of the SRK- Aryan Khan dubbed film has already generated wide anticipation.
From sounding uncannily similar to his dad in the trailer to finally making his debut at least in the world of dubbing, Aryan Khan is definitely making his voice heard to the world. However, it isn’t just the magic set to be spun by the father- son duo that is keeping fans hooked.
While Aryan is voicing the titular character in the film, dad Shah Rukh Khan is more in focus. Essaying Mufasa, the dad onscreen as well, SRK sets the tone in motion for what is expected to be yet another blockbuster in the making.
However, the Khan clan isn’t the only one in the scheme of things. The Lion King also has voice overs by other distinguished actors who are taking up the other important roles in the movie.
Here’s the full and final Bollywood cast of some of the important characters in The Lion King-
Shah Rukh Khan as Mufasa
King Khan continues to rule, this time over the jungle as he essays the role of the old lion King Mufasa.
Aryan Khan as Simba
The protagonist and the son of the royalite Mufasa, Simba grows up in exile but has to roar full power to reclaim the royal power and heritage.
Shreyas Talpade as Timon
The meerkat Timon is one of the best friends of Simba in the movie. Interestingly, Talpade had also played the best friend to Shah Rukh Khan’s character in the movie Om Shanti Om.
Ashish Vidyarthi as Scar
The legendary Bollywood villain Ashish Vidyarthi will reprise his badness as Scar, the scheming younger brother of Simba, who plots to overthrow his father and brother to claim power.
Sanjay Mishra as Pumbaa
Mishra comes alive in the role of the warthog Pumbaa, another of the best friends to Aryan’s Simba.
Asrani as Zazu
Eminent Bollywood comedian takes up the role of the wise hornbill Zazu in the Bollywood version of Disney’s classic.
Neha Gargava as Nala
Voice over artist Neha Gargava lends her voice to Nala, Simba’s best friend and love interest in the film.
Shernaz Patel as Sarabi
Indian actor Shernaz Patel plays Sarabi, Mufasa’s wife and the mother to Simba and Scar.