Varun Dhawan to lend voice to Hindi version of ‘Captain America’

Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan will lend his voice for Steve Rogers aka Captain America in the Hindi version of “Captain America: Civil War”.

Disney India and Varun have collaborated on the Hindi language version, read a statement.

Asked about his association with the project, the actor said: “When Disney India got in touch with me to voice ‘Captain America’ it tickled a creative box in my head. I have immense respect for voice-over artists as it’s a very difficult job to do.”

He said that “Captain America” is a “matured and a balanced leader”, which he “is not”.

“That made it all the more challenging for me. ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is bigger, better and the action is huge. It’s a film for kids and adults and the actual moral of the film is something I loved and believed in, so I was very happy to voice it. I was blown away by the trailer and that got me very interested to take it up as a challenge,” the “Badlapur” actor said.

In the past, Varun played the main lead in Disney India’s homegrown dance film “ABCD 2”. The film was a sequel of 2013’s hit film “ABCD: Any Body Can Dance”.

Amrita Pandey, vice president – studios, Disney India, said: “During ‘ABCD 2’, we have seen what a huge draw Varun has with younger audience and kids. This made him our obvious and first choice for voicing Captain America in the latest Marvel tentpole.”

“We believe his charisma and his huge fan following is just what we need to take ‘Captain America: Civil War’ to a wider Hindi audience,” Pandey added.

“Captain America: Civil War” releases in India on May 6 in four languages — English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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