The original Disco King of Indian music has his sights set on Hollywood with the upcoming much awaited Hollywood musical film Moana. Bappi Lahiri has entertained generation after generation with his foot tapping music, and now he is back with ‘Shona’. The Shiny Singer croons his way into Disney’s next fun adventure animated gem – Moana with a song called ‘Shona’ (Gold). Could it be more apt?
Following the tremendous success of Vishal Bhardwaj and Gulzar’s reprisal of ‘Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai!’ and the Hindi localized version of ‘Bare Necessities’ featuring Vishal Dadlani, the studio is all set to localize their forthcoming film Moana and has collaborated with Bappi da to voice the dialogues and sing for the character of Tamatoa, a giant crab with a fondness for shiny treasures found which he hoards!
Speaking of this collaboration, Bappi Da said, “My family and I have been big fans of Disney. From its characters to its music, it has always been iconic. It’s a great pleasure to associate with Moana. I am always looking forward to doing new things. This is the first time I’m dubbing for an animated character and I had lot of fun doing that. The character that I play is very similar to my own personality. I am hoping that people will enjoy this avatar of mine and shower their love on me like they have always done. It’s truly a ‘golden’ memory”.
Moana, stars Auli’i Cravalho as the titular heroine and Dwayne Johnson as Maui. Moana showcases the life-changing journey of a tenacious 16-year-old who teams up with the mighty demigod Maui to fulfil an ancient quest. The film releases in India on December 2, 2016.
Source: Bollywood News original article at From Tamma Tamma to Tamatoa, Bappi da goes Hollywood