Indian disco king Bappi Lahiri, who has sung a song for Disney’s new animation movie Moana, says giving voice over to characters in the film was a difficult job. Lahiri has crooned for a song titled Shona in the film, besides voicing the character, Tamatoa, a giant crab with fondness for shiny treasures.
“I have acted in films like in ‘Main Aur Mrs Khanna’ with Salman Khan, and in ‘Om Shanti Om’ with Shah Rukh Khan. Acting is fun. But giving voice over was difficult. The combination of singing and dubbing is not easy,” Lahiri told PTI.
Lahiri said he decided to come onboard because he liked the story of the movie. “I liked the story and the character of the film. The song is long and is of opera style. It’s about a funny character who loves gold. I have also dubbed for the film and it was great fun doing it,” he added.
The 64-year-old musician found the character Tamatoa similar to his personality. “The character that I play is very similar to my own personality. I am hopeful audience will like my part,” Lahiri, who has a fetish for gold jewellery said.
Starring Auli’i Cravalho as the titular heroine and Dwayne Johnson as Maui, “Moana” the movie revolves around the life-changing journey of a tenacious 16-year-old who teams up with the mighty demi-god Maui to fulfill an ancient quest.
The film releases in India on December 2.