Amitabh Bachchan to be Alexa’s first Indian celebrity voice

Chennai: Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan is set to be the first Indian celebrity voice on Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa.

“Technology has always given me an opportunity to adapt to new forms. Be it in movies, TV shows, podcasts and now, I am excited to create this voice experience in partnership with Amazon and Alexa. With voice technology, we are building something to engage more effectively with my audience and well-wishers,” Amitabh said in a statement.

Puneesh Kumar, country leader for Alexa, Amazon India, said that Amitabh Bachchan’s voice is truly ‘memorable for any Indian who has grown up with Bollywood’.

“Cricket and Bollywood are integral to Alexa’s unique Indian personality. Mr. Bachchan’s voice is truly memorable for any Indian who has grown-up with Bollywood. This combination delivers a perfect pitch to further delight and simplifies the lives of our customers. We are excited to see how our customers will respond when they use Alexa and hear his voice,” he said.

 

NT Bureau