Aishwarya Rai Bachchan lends her voice to Angelina Jolie's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in Hindi version
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will lend a voice to the Hindi version of the film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. She is said to be dubbing for the role of Maleficent, originally played Angelina Jolie.
Bikram Duggal, Head - Studio Entertainment, Disney India, said, “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.”
The film is the sequel of 2014 film Maleficent, where Angelina plays an evil fairy who puts a curse on a princess Aurora, based on the fairytale The Sleeping Beauty. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will depict the journey of Maleficent and Princess Aurora, five years after the first instalment.
The film is slated to release in India on October 18, 2019.