The five-year-old menacing Nohara boy — a hit with tots and teens across the country — has a Delhi connection.
Akash Ahuja, a Class VIII student of New Era Public School, has for over two years helped Shin Chan entertain his young viewers in Hindi. All of Chan’s witty retorts that send his parents over the edge and have his audience in peals of laughter are dubbed in Ahuja’s voice.
Though he anchors a monthly show Patron ke Uttar on Doordarshan, and has even lent his voice to a number of shows aired on National Geographic Channel and The History Channel, the anime cartoon is what has made Ahuja’s voice so popular among kids and teenagers alike.
However, Ahuja is unsure of Shin Chan’s fate in the light of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s objection to the show’s content.
“Shin Chan’s naughty nature makes working for this show enjoyable. I last dubbed for it about four months ago and don’t know if I’ll be called to dub for it again,” said the 14-year-old, who first worked for Hungama TV by lending his voice for another animation show called Doraemon. He was Nobita’s voice then.
Though uncertain of his crayon character’s future, Ahuja sure knows his stand on the cartoon show’s content and endorses it with examples.
“Shin Chan behaves like any naughty kid of his age.
Parents should actually be worried about the wrestling matches children watch on TV and not the silly antics of this animated five-year-old.”