When Disney announced it would be casting Shahrukh and Aryan, the father-son duo to voice Mufasa and Simba in the movie’s Hindi version, we went crazzzy! I mean Shahrukh as Mufasa was something we couldn’t just simply get over, when the teaser with Shahrukh’s voice was released the entire industry went bonkers. There is a certain legacy attached to Shahrukh’s name and we cannot deny we were already expecting greatness.
But nothing, I’ll say it again, nothing prepared us for Aryan Khan as Simba. First off, we had never heard him prior to this and we didn’t know what to expect. But we had literal goosebumps as we heard Aryan’s voice.
The man sounds exactly like Shahrukh! There voices are so similar that it is kind of creepy how exactly alike they sound. For those who don’t know it is actually Aryan Khan behind the microphone, they’ll think Shahrukh is voicing both the characters.
We cannot deny the fact that Shahrukh has a melodious voice, meant for cinema, poetry and singing lullabies, but as it turns out, Aryan is the one with the honey in his throat!
What can we say, we’ve had a shocker of a lifetime and just cannot wait to experience the kind of magic this father-son duo will cast on screens. The Lion King’s cast has been extremely decorated, with Donald Glover playing Simba, Beyonce as Nala, Seth Rogen as pumba and several other known names and loved celebrities in lead roles. Yet, what can be better than the King of Bollywood voicing the king of the jungle and his son the prodigal Simba.