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Arvind Swamy to voice Scar in Tamil version of The Lion King

The actor had previously voiced the character of Simba in the 1994 animated version.

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With the arrival of Disney's live action The Lion King, several of India's best known actors are turning up as part of the cast.

With Shah Rukh Khan taking on the role of Mufasa in the Hindi version, it is the turn of Arvind Swamy to play the villain, Scar, in the Tamil version.

The actor confirmed his role with a tweet on his social media account. 

Arvind Swamy had earlier voiced the character of Simba back in 1994 when the original animated version was released. In the remake, actor Siddharth will voice the character of Simba. 

In his statement, reported in The Indian Express newspaper, Arvind Swamy said, "It was a great learning experience dubbing for an animated film over 20 years ago when I dubbed for Simba in The Lion King. When I was approached this time around to dub for a character in the new version of The Lion King, I preferred to dub for Scar as I saw the character as the most interesting and multi-dimensional. It was an enriching professional experience."

The remake is among the more awaited films of the year, with Shah Rukh Khan and son Aryan set to voice the lead characters in the Hindi version. The Lion King is set to be released on 19 July.