Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan to be a part of 'The Lion King'

Shah Rukh took to Twitter to announce the same with an image. This is the first time this father-son duo will be collaborating on a project.

Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan to be a part of 'The Lion King'

Ace actor Shah Rukh Khan is all set to join hands with his son, Aryan, on the professional front for 'The Lion King'. As per reports, the father-son duo will be lending their voice for King Mufasa and Simba respectively in the Hindi version of the Disney film.

Talking about the same, he said, "The Lion King is that one movie that my entire family loves the most and it holds a very special place in our hearts. As a father, I can totally relate with Mufasa and the endearing relationship he shares with his son - Simba," Shah Rukh said in a statement. The legacy of Lion King is timeless, and being a part of this iconic re-imagining with my son Aryan makes it extra special for me. We are most excited that AbRam is going to watch this."

Adding more the same, Bikram Duggal, Head - Studio Entertainment, Disney India, said "'The Lion King' is a classic that epitomises Disney's prowess of bringing heartwarming stories that are timeless and transcend generations. Now with the re-imagined version, our aim is to reach out to a wider audience; introducing the tale about a pride of lions to a whole new generation of audiences while forging a deeper connection with existing fans. We cannot imagine having a better voice cast than Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan to bring the characters of Mufasa and Simba to life in Hindi."

Shah Rukh took to Twitter to make the announcement with a message and a photograph of him and Aryan in blue cricket jerseys, which read Mufasa and Simba on the back. The film is directed by "The Jungle Book" fame director Jon Favreau, and is one of the most-anticipated films of the year.

"The Lion King" will release in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu, on July 19, 2019.