Pakistani actor Shaan Shahid has come under fire from fans after he expressed his resentment at Shah Rukh Khan's Hindi dubbing of the iconic film The Lion King. Commenting on the film's promotional video released earlier this month, Shaan tweeted, "Please don't destroy such a beautiful movie with Hindi dub... In this promo, Shah Rukh's voice is the same like it is in any other film. At least he should've changed his voice and expression for 'The Lion King'." However, in the promo, the voice is not of Shah Rukh, who is lending voice to the character of Mufasa. Rather, it is of his son Aryan Khan, who is lending his voice to the character, Simba.
Soon after releasing his mistake, fans began criticising Shaan on social media. A few users pointed out that Shaan could choose not to watch the Hindi version. A few also questioned Shaan and asked “But who are you? Even Google doesn’t tell me”. A user tweeted, "Shaan, you're trying to be oversmart. Nobody is forcing you to watch the Hindi version of the film. You watch it in English only."
Pls don’t destroy an iconic film with Hindi dub .. no difference in shahrukhs voice it is like any other V/O he does for his films . At least change your voice expression for a lions dub.
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) July 11, 2019
Sir firstly it's not SRK's voice and secondly.. no one is forcing you to watch it in hindi version
— *' * (@TalhaBeboholic) July 11, 2019
Anybody asked u ?
— Mera Baap Bill Gates Hai !!! (@___PKMKB) July 11, 2019
if you have so much problem with this version, why don't you watch it in English
wth r you pestering Shah?
— BRIJWA (@BrijwaSRKman) July 11, 2019
— HUNTER SINGH (@SRKsCombat1) July 11, 2019
Please go n watch the movie in English instead of blabbering incoherent stuff here. Firstly this is NOT ShahRukh's trailer and the other thing is Hindi trailer is meant for Indian audience and we are very much happy with SRK as Mufasa and Aryan as Simba!
— Saiyaara (@FirdousChale_) July 11, 2019
Shahid, Its not SRK voice its his Simba Aryan Khan Voice and be fair he done a fantastic job as voice actor. and Congratulation SRK and best wishes for your Simba and to disney films
— Muhammad (@kharmangi2) July 11, 2019
Aryan has lent his voice to the character of Simba, Shah Rukh has dubbed for Mufasa. In an interview with media, Shah Rukh revealed that he had to dub for a certain scene all over again because his voice sounded too similar to Aryan's. "We were listening to one of the scenes and all the experts in the dubbing theatre said I sounded like him (Aryan). They told me I'd have to dub the scene again because we sounded too much like each other, which I never thought was the case. It was a sweet thing for a father to know, it was extremely special and heart-warming," he said.
The Lion King is directed by Jon Favreau and is a reboot of Disney's much-loved animated classic of the same name.