Voices crossing boundaries

Voices crossing boundaries

in tune Shaan

The duo will also be lending their melodious voices for some of the Hindi songs of the film’s soundtrack, as music is an important aspect of this comedy adventure.

Apparently Shaan, a huge fan of animation films, was highly impressed when he saw the film’s rushes and immediately loved the idea of lending his voice for the lead character.

   The singer says, “Rio was a very unique and exciting opportunity that I couldn’t refuse. The film is super fun and will be enjoyed by people of all ages. I had a great time dubbing and singing for the film.”

Sunidhi, too, is quite excited about her association with Rio and quips, “I had always wanted to do an animation film. Rio is such an amazing film that I just had to do it. It is a beautiful love story and my character is that of a bird.”

Fox has also roped in the comic duo of Ranvir Shorey and Vinay Pathak to do the Hindi voiceovers for Nico and Pedro (Blu’s friends) respectively. Jesse Eisenberg, who rose to fame after his portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network will be voicing Blu in the original version of the film; whereas Anne Hathaway will be lending her voice for Jewel.

Filled with splendid visual effects, Rio is being touted as the next big animated movie series after Ice Age.  Set in the magnificent city of Rio de Janeiro and the lush rainforest of Brazil, Rio is a comedy-adventure which centres on Blu, a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind.

 When Blu discovers there is another creature like him — that too a female — he leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio.