The challenging part in Aladdin was to sing like a character, not a singer: Armaan Malik

Armaan Malik was recently chosen to lend his voice to the titular character of Aladdin, in Disney's new release, which will hit the screens on May 24, 2019.


Bollywood's popular singer, Armaan Malik, was chosen to lend his voice to the titular character of Aladdin, in Disney's new release. The talented lad known for his singing abilities in an interview said that dubbing for the Hindi version of Aladdin was challenging. Armaan's fans have been waiting to hear his voice in the film which will release in the country on May 24.

Sharing the excitement, Armaan told IANS that while many thought dubbing would be difficult for him, he clarifies that singing in the film was a challenge as it is a musical. "In a musical, you emote more and you express more rather than singing. There is less of 'singing singing' required but more of 'talking singing' required. I have to modulate with my voice in a way where I am making the character show that they are seeing a new world. "So, it is not just singing the tune. It is important you sing like a character, and the character is not a singer. You have to sing a song like a character, not a singer. That was a challenging part. But I have done this in the past. So once I got a hang of it, I got into it," he said

The popular animated version of the film which released in '92 was loved by the audience, especially for the music, and it was later adapted to a musical theatre format.

This film is directed by Guy Ritchie, and stars Will Smith as Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar.