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Shreyas Talpade, Sanjay Mishra, Ashish Vidyarthi join Disney's The Lion King Hindi voice cast

Vidyarthi will voice the villainous Scar, while Shreyas Talpade and Sanjai Mishra will voice the comic duo of Timon and Pumbaa respectively. 

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With Shah Rukh Khan and son, Aryan, taking on the role of Mufasa and Simba, Disney's Lion King live adaptation in Hindi seems to be off to a good start.

The makers announced the rest of the cast for the Hindi voiceovers with Ashish Vidyarthi taking on the role of the villainous Scar. He will be joined by Shreyas Talpade and Sanjay Mishra as the comic Timon-Pumbaa duo. 

The film, a computer-generated imagery (CGI) remake of the iconic 1994 animated classic from Disney, will already see Shah Rukh Khan voice the role of Mufasa, Simba's father. Khan will take on the voice that was made popular by James Earl Jones in the 1994 original. 

In addition, Asrani will take on the role of Zazu, the minister to the lion king Mufasa. 

Directed by Jon Favreau, the remake is set to release on 19 July in Hindi, English, Tamil, and Telugu. The English version will see the voices of Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, and Billy Eichner.