Shah Rukh Khan is set to team up with his son, Aryan Khan for the upcoming Disney remake of The Lion King. The makers made an official announcement early this morning via their social media account.
The most iconic father-son story of all time, featuring the King himself, Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan Khan. Disney's The Lion King in cinemas July 19." read the tweet.
Hours later, Shah Rukh himself took to social media to share his excitement in a tweet that read, "Glad to be a part of this journey. A timeless film. Voicing it in Hindi with my own Simba. The last time we did a film was around 15 years ago and it was incredible and this time around its even more fun. Hope everyone enjoys it 19th July onwards. The Lion King."
Shah Rukh is excited to be a part of the film and has many reasons for the same. "The Lion King is that one movie that my entire family loves the most and it holds a very special place in our hearts. As a father, I can totally relate with Mufasa and the endearing relationship he shares with his son - Simba. The legacy of Lion King is timeless, and being a part of this iconic re-imagining with my son Aryan makes it extra special for me. We are most excited that AbRam is going to watch this," stated Shah Rukh said in an official statement.
In 2001, Aryan has faced the camera once for a scene in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) in which he appears as the toddler version of his dad's character and then in 2004, Aryan, then seven-years-old, dubbed for Dash in The Incredibles, while Shah Rukh Khan voiced Mr Incredible.
Directed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King hits the big screen on July 19, 2019, in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.