Shah Rukh Khan and son Aryan make their Hollywood debut together
By Bryan Durham - June 17, 2019
Well, sort of… Shah Rukh Khan and son Aryan Khan have been snapped up to be the Hindi version voices of The Lion King characters Mufasa and Simba respectively.
The baap-beta are Bollywood royalty and like Simba becoming king of the jungle after Mufasa, Aryan is expected to follow in his father’s footsteps.
According to some reports, Aryan is supposed to make his Bollywood debut in Karan Johar’s Takht, but The Lion King will mark their first proper screen outing (if you can call it that) together. Aryan has appeared in his father’s films in the past.
Few other reports suggest that his ‘role’ in Takht is merely to assist Karan in the direction department keeping with what his father has himself maintained in the past in an interview to Mumbai Mirror, “Aryan doesn’t want to be an actor, he wants to make films, become a director, and is training for it in the US.”
Said Shah Rukh about the latest development, “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.”
Okay then, we’ll take what we can get. This should do nicely for now>