Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Arshad Warsi is happy to dub for Johnny Depp’s movie

Arshad Warsi is happy that he got to dub for the Hollywood star's upcoming movie Pirates of Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:May 20, 2017 10:06 am
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Actor Arshad Warsi, who was set to work with Johnny Depp in Mira Nair’s Shantaram, is not upset that the film is not happening, but is rather happy that he got to dub for the Hollywood star’s upcoming movie Pirates of Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge.

“I have not met him. But we were this close working together for a film but that did not happen. It was for Mira Nair’s ‘Shantaram’. What is suppose to happen will happen what is not suppose to happen will not happen. I don’t rack my brains a lot about these things. If not acting with him I have got to dub for his film and it’s great,” Arshad told PTI.

Arshad has dubbed for Depp’s character of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Hindi version of the fifth instalment of “Pirates of the Caribbean” film. Arshad, who is a self-confessed fan of the film franchise, says he was super-excited when he was offered the dubbing role.

“My manager was asked if I will dub for this film or not. I initially said no to it as I felt there was no need for it (dubbing). I did not want to dub for anybody else. Out of curiosity I asked for whom I have to dub when I learnt it is for Johnny Depp’s character – Jack Sparrow for the film ‘Pirates of Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge’ I was up for it,” he adds.

Arshad thinks the character, played by Depp, has become an iconic one but it was difficult for him to dub. “It’s such an interesting character. In the fifth part of the film, he is either heavily drunk or is in a hungover. For me to dub for a character like this (of a drunkard) was difficult. To add humour to it by way of dialogues and make it funny is not easy it was challenging,” the actor adds.

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Ask him if he would be open to act in Hollywood films, he says he isn’t keen on doing cameo appearances. “I don’t think I will do a two-minute role in Hollywood film. I might do it here for friends. I do like Hollywood films and the way the films are shot there. It’s thoroughly entertaining. But I don’t want to play a stereotypical Indian or Pakistani character who says two lines. If there is solid substantial role then yes,” he says.

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    Anwar khan
    Jun 12, 2017 at 6:06 am
    Anwar khan from stan plz re dubbed poc 5 in rajesh khattar voice arshad warsi is bored in voice acting arshad warsi sir aap ne over voice acting kr k movie ka maza hi kharab krdiya aapko ye role suit nhi kr rha plz rajesh khattar sir aap apni awaz main re dubbed karen poc 5 ko thankksss
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    Anwar khan
    Jun 12, 2017 at 6:00 am
    i watchd the movie and iam first time bored in p.o.c 5 because of arshad warsi voice rajesh khattar voice is amazing and perfect for jack sparrow plz re dubbed the movie in rajesh khattar voice arshad warsi aapki awaz esa lag rha he muna bhai mbbs dekh rha hu aur over acting se bor ho a me aur mere dost plz rajesh khattar sir if you read this plz re dubbed the movie in your voice
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    May 25, 2017 at 5:34 pm
    rajesh khattar voice is perfect in Captain Jack Sparrow,,.. : ) arshad warsi voice is not match in Captain Jack Sparrow role,,.. : ( please dont release movie in arshad warsi voice _/_ Captain Jack Sparrow indian fans is no like this movies with arshad warshi voice,,.. [hindi] राजेश खट्टर की आवाज ही कप्तान जैक स्पैरो की असली आवाज लगती है.. अरशद वारसी की आवाज बिलकुल भी ठीक नहीं है उस किरदार के लिए.. अरशद वारसी की आवाज में फिल्म रिलीज़ न करे दर्शक इसे पसंद नहीं करेंगे.. _/_