Actor Vikram, who awaits the release of forthcoming Tamil action thriller Irumugan, has dubbed in his own voice for one of the two characters he essays in the film’s dubbed Telugu version Inkokkadu.
In the film, Vikram plays two roles – a RAW agent called Akhil, and an eccentric scientist called Love.
“We had originally planned to use the dubbing artist who usually dubs for all Vikram’s films in Telugu. However, we had difficulty finding a suitable voice for the character Love, and it’s because it’s a very different character. Even for the Tamil version, Vikram had to change his voice,” film director Anand Shankar told IANS.
Since nobody’s voice suited the role, Vikram decided to dub in his own voice.
“Vikram felt only he could bring the uniqueness to the character with his voice. Hence, he decided to dub for the Telugu version too. You don’t find many actors willing to take such an effort,” he said.
Also starring Nayanthara and Nithya Menen, the film is slated for release in cinemas on Thursday, and a day before outside India.
Vikram is a style chameleon and his fans know it. In the Tamil trailer of his much-anticipated Iru Mugan, he again shocked us with his double role. ‘Chiyaan’ Vikram plays a muscled, righteous RAW agent Akhilan. So far, so good for that is what we expect the star to do. And just when we are settling in to watch the 2.37-minute, he reveals his look as a transgender, Love.
In US, “Inkokkadu” is being released via popular distribution company CineGalaxy Inc.