Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been cordoned off to lend his voice to the protagonist of Maleficent: Lover of evil in Hindi. The character is played by Angelina Jolie in the English version of the expected fantasy sequel.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will lend his voice to the character of Hollywood star Angelina Jolie in Disney Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil in Hindi. The film is a story of good versus evil and is screened on screens on October 18.
In Maleficent: Mrs. Of Evil, Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that unite them as they are pushed in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and new dark forces at play. The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and, ultimately, love, has flourished. However, hatred between man and fairies still exists. Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Phillip is cause for celebration in the kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors, as the wedding serves to unite the two worlds. When an unexpected encounter introduces a new and powerful alliance, Maleficent and Aurora separate to opposite sides in a Great War, proving their loyalties and making them question whether they can really be familiar.
“Looking at how Angelina Jolie fits the role of Maleficent to the letter, it was difficult to imagine someone else rehearsing the character other than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for our local audience. We wanted to build a strong connection and bring her character to life in Hindi and we feel that the personality of Aishwarya, which is full of elegance and balance would be a perfect combination, “said Bikram Duggal, director of Studio Entertainment, Disney India.
Angelina repeats her iconic role as Maleficent in following the 2014 film. The film also stars Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville and Michelle Pfeiffer. The film is directed by Joachim Rønning from a story by Linda Woolverton, written by Linda Woolverton and Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue. It has been co-produced by Joe Roth, Angelina and Duncan Henderson.
Bollywood actors dubbed by the Hindi versions of such Hollywood movies attract a lot of footprint. Earlier this year, Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan lent their voices to the characters of Mufasa and Simba in the new version of The Lion King.