Over the past few years, Bollywood actors lending their voices to Hindi-dubbed versions of animated films have become quite popular, with even A-listers lapping up the opportunity.
If sources are to be believed, Arjun Kapoor or Ranbir Kapoor may be next in line to join the list. They’ve both been approached to dub for the lead character in upcoming Disney film, Wreck-It Ralph.
An insider reveals, “Both actors have been approached and are considering the offer. Now it depends on who will be available and the amount they charge. But it will be one of the two for sure as the makers are convinced that both their voices suit the character of Ralph the best.”
The insider adds, “Also, they have a strong youth appeal, which will pull in more crowds. In the past too, many big stars have given their voices for the Hindi release of Hollywood films and it has worked well.”
The movie, which hits theatres this Friday, will have its Hindi version released a month later. The insider says, “At this point, Ranbir stands a very high chance. But while Arjun is just a film old, he has gained enough popularity for the makers to want to have him on board.”
Been there, dubbed that
Here are some Bollywood actors who have lent their voices to characters in the Hindi versions of Hollywood films.
Shah Rukh Khan: He gave his voice for the lead character in the Hindi version of The Incredibles (2004), titled Hum Hain Lajawaab. His son Aryan also did the voice over for one of the characters.
Akshay Kumar: He dubbed the desi voice of Optimus Prime in the sci-fi film Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).
Vinay pathak and Ranvir Shorey: They lent their voices for the 3D animation film Rio (2011).
Aditi Rao Hydari: She sang the Hindi version of the track We Are Family for this year’s Hollywood animation film, Ice Age: Continental Drift.