Disney releases new character poster before its live-action magnum opus 'The Lion King' roars into theaters in two weeks!


With just two weeks to the film's release, Disney India has announced more cast members for the Hindi, Tamil and Telugu-language dubbed versions of the upcoming remake of The Lion King.

For the Hindi dub, Shernaz Patel has been cast as Simba's mother Sarabi, Achint Kaur as one of Scar's hyena minions Shenzi, and voice-over artist Neha Gargava as Simba's best friend and love interest Nala. They join previously cast Shah Rukh Khan as Mufasa, his son Aryan Khan as Simba, Ashish Vidyarthi as Scar, Shreyas Talpade as Timon, Sanjay Mishra as Pumbaa, and Asrani as Zazu.

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Meanwhile, P. Ravi Shankar will voice Mufasa in both the Tamil and Telugu versions of The Lion King remake. In the Tamil version, Siddharth is voicing Simba, Arvind Swamy is the villain Scar, director-comedian Manobala is the red-billed hornbill Zazu, Aishwarya Rajesh is Nala, director Singampuli is the wise-cracking meerkat Timon, and Robo Shankar is the slow-witted warthog Pumbaa.

That leaves the Telugu version, where Disney India has cast Nani as Simba, Jagapathi Babu as Scar, Ali as Timon, Padma Shri-recipient Brahmanandam as Pumbaa, and playback singer Lipsika as Nala.

The original English-language version of The Lion King remake features the voice talents of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, John Kani as Rafiki, and John Oliver as Zazu, in addition to Florence Kasumba, Eric Andre, and Keegan-Michael Key as Scar's hyena minions Shenzi, Azizi and Kamari, and Amy Sedaris as an elephant shrew, a new character.

Directed by Jon Favreau, the film journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. Disney’s The Lion King roars into theatres on July 19, 2019.

Watch the trailer for the Hindi, Tamil and Telugu trailers here: 

(Source: Disney India and Youtube)