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The Lion King: From hero to villain in 20 years! Find out which actor will voice Scar in the Tamil version

Disney earlier had a blast in 2016 with The Jungle Book. Now it is all set with its upcoming The Lion King. The film will release in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages.  Each and every language audiences have been eagerly waiting to watch the live action version on the big screen.  

Earlier we reported that Siddharth would voice the character Simba in the Tamil version. You can read about it here.  Now another Kollywood star has joined the film. Arvind Swami will be the voice of the menacing Scar in the Tamil version.

Interestingly the actor had dubbed for the lead Simba in the Tamil version over 20 years ago when the animated version.

Talking about this opportunity Arvind Swami, "It was a great learning experience dubbing for an animated film over 20 years ago when I dubbed for Simba in The Lion King. When I was approached this time around to dub for a character in the new version of The Lion King I preferred to dub for Scar as I saw the character as the most Interesting and multidimensional. It was an enriching professional experience."

In Hindi, superstar Shahrukh Khan along with son Aryan Khan have given their voices to the film characters Lion Mufasa and Simba. You can read about it here.

Disney’s The Lion King is one of the most-anticipated films of recent times. The film is directed by Iron Man and The Jungle Book fame director, Jon Favreau and will release on July 19.

For more updates from the Tamil cinema tuned to Box Office India.


-Manisha Karki 

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