Disney India has announced that actor Siddharth will be dubbing for the character of Simba in the Tamil version of The Lion King. The much-awaited film is a live-action remake of 1994 original. The actor said that doing voice work for the beloved character was an unforgettable experience for him.
“I can never forget the first time I saw The Lion King on screen as well as on stage. I had an equally unforgettable experience speaking and singing in Tamil as Simba in the spectacular new version of this timeless classic. I can’t wait to see my new avatar in the cinema with my audience,” Siddharth said in a statement.
The actor also shared the news on Twitter, where he declared that he is a big fan of Donald Glover, who has done the voice work for the film’s English version. “It’s a huge honour to voice Simba in Tamil in The Lion King. It is that extra bit special because I’m the biggest fan of the genius Donald Glover. I hope I have managed at least a fraction of the magic that he has in the film. Thank you Disney and Jon Favreau for this,” Siddharth wrote.