Aishwarya gives desi touch to 'Maleficent'
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will lend her voice for Hollywood star Angelina Jolies character in Disneys ‘Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil’ in Hindi.
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will lend her voice for Hollywood star Angelina Jolies character in Disneys 'Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil' in Hindi.
The central character Maleficent is voiced by Jolie in the original version of the much awaited sequel 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,' which is a tale of good versus evil.
'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' sees Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play.
"Looking at how Angelina Jolie fits Maleficent's role down to the letter, it was hard to imagine anyone else essaying the character other than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for our local audience.
We wanted to build a strong connect and bring her character to life in Hindi and felt Aishwarya's persona, which is filled with elegance and poise would be a perfect blend," said Bikram Duggal, Head - Studio Entertainment, Disney India.
Jolie reprises her iconic role as Maleficent in the follow-up to the 2014 film.
Recently, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walked the runway at the ongoing Paris Fashion Week, but her look has received mixed reactions on social media.
Aishwarya wore a pink asymmetrical floral dress by Giambattista Valli, teaming it with fringed footwear, a messy top bun and glittery makeup. Expressing his views on Instagram, Indian designer Wendell Rodricks slammed the actress' stylist.
He wrote: "@loreal you have one of the prettiest girls in the world and this is how you do her make-up and dress her? Sack the stylist for this sack dress with a note that Halloween is next month."