Bappi Lahiri relates with his crab character in his animation dubbing debut

Bappi Lahiri enjoys singing for Tamatoa, an animated character in his upcoming animated movie, Moana.

By: IANS | Mumbai | Published:October 31, 2016 2:33 pm
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Veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri has crooned his way into Disneys next fun adventure animated film, Moana with a song titled ‘Shona’ (Gold). He has also voiced the dialogues for the film’s character, Tamatoa, a giant crab with a fondness for shiny treasures.

“At Disney India, we believe that audience will always enjoy a movie that they find a connect with. The Jungle Book songs were such a highlight for our campaign and now with Moana as well, we wanted to retain the fun of this character and his song. Bappi-da was happy to voice it and sing for the movie,” Amrita Pandey, Vice President, Studios, Disney India, said in a statement.

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“Bappi da is someone who has fans across age groups and he is just a perfect fit for the character and the song,” Pandey added.

Speaking about the collaboration, Bappi Lahiri, who is also known for sporting gold jewellery, said: “I am always looking forward to do new things. This is the first time I am dubbing for an animated character and I had a lot of fun doing that. The character that I play is very similar to my own personality. It’s truly a ‘golden’ memory.”

Film Critic, Taran Adarsh too tweeted about the debut venture of Indian Disco king.

Actor Auli’i Cravalho and actor Dwayne Johnson have also lent their voices in Moana, which showcases the life-changing journey of a 16-year-old who teams up with the mighty demigod Maui to fulfil an ancient quest.

The film is scheduled to release in India on December 2.