Nassar to lend his voice to the Tamil version of The BFG

  • HT Correspondent, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 02, 2016 19:05 IST
The BFG is a big screen adaptation of the classic by British author Roald Dahl.

Tamil actor Nassar has been roped in for voiceover in the Tamil dubbed version of Hollywood film, The BFG (Big Friendly Giant), directed by Steven Spielberg. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted to confirm the news along with the film’s poster in Tamil. The film releases on July 15.

Nassar, a veteran in Tamil cinema, garnered nationwide appeal for his portrayal of the crippled Bijjaladeva, father of Bhalladeva, in 2015’s superhit Telugu film Baahubali.

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Steven, who has directed many family films in the past, returns to the genre after a gap. His last couple of films has been historicals such as Bridge of Spies and Lincoln.

With The BFG, a big screen adaptation of the classic by British author Roald Dahl, Steven returns to making films through the eyes of children. The tale follows young Sophie, played by Ruby Barnhill, who comes across a giant, portrayed by Oscar winner Mark Rylance -- a big friendly giant who, unlike his peers, does not eat children.

Watch the trailer of The BFG here:

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