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Amitabh Bachchan gives voice over to Kapil Sharma starrer ‘Firangi’

The comedian turned Bollywood actor Kapil Sharma will next feature in Rajiev Dhingra’s quirky comic caper ‘Firangi’. This colonial comedy has unleashed its trailer and revolves around the British colonial rule in India. Set in Punjab, the film narrates story of a person called Manga, who thinks that the British Raj is harmless and does not much care about the freedom struggle. He falls in love and her father does not approve this marriage as Kapil’s character Manga is a British empathiser and the tale proceeds.

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Going by the latest news update, the megastar Amitabh Bachchan recently did the voiceover for the film ‘Firangi’. The blockbuster ‘Lagaan’ too has Senior Bachchan’s baritone as is voiceover and it gave an extra edge to the flick. Prior to this, Big B has done multiple voiceovers and commentaries for the films such as ‘Kahaani’ by Sujoy Ghosh, Rakesh Roshan’s ‘Krrish 3’, ‘Parineeta’ by Vinod Chopra, ‘Begum Jaan’ helmed by Srijit Mukherjee, ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ by Ashutosh Gowariker, Shakti Samanta’s ‘Ballika Badhu’ and ‘March Of The Penguins’ by Luc Jacquet are some of them.

Amitabh Bachchan attested the news update of his voiceover in the film ‘Firangi’ by saying “The experience of doing voice- overs is wonderful. My first -ever film-connected credit title was for the voice -over in Mrinal Da’s film ‘Bhuvan Shome’, and then several followed.”

The megastar was very much happy about these opportunities and he expressed it as “Several films, documentaries where I have contributed my voice are forgotten now. But they are a sizable number. The most rewarding voice-overs have been the ‘son et lumiere’ renditions for some prestigious and important national monuments for the Government of India… Khajuraho, Golconda Fort, Gwalior Fort, Tirupati, presentation for the Punjab Museum under construction, several religious institutions. I am also vocally associated with the ‘son et lumiere’ at Ajmer Fort in Jaipur for the Rajasthan Government.”

‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’ by Satyajit Ray also had voiceover by Bachchan. About this, he said “I regret not getting an opportunity to work with the legend as an actor. But just a mention as a voice -over in his film is a moment of great pride for me. Also artistically, my association for the Rabindranath album and in another ballet by Tanushree Shankar has been extremely rewarding.”

The film ‘Firangi’ will hit the screens on November 24.


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