Shahrukh Khan's Son Aryan Sparks Nepotism Controversy For Dubbing "The Lion King"

Mina Muzumdar |Jun 18, 2019

After Shahrukh Khan's son Aryan was selected to dubb Simba in "The Lion King", the news has spearheaded a controversy on the Internet.

Creating all the buzz on social media now are the news about Shahrukh Khan and his son Aryan was just cast for dubbing the main role in Disney's Hindu version The Lion King. Simba is the principal character throughout one of the best Disney movie of all time.

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Nevertheless, is superstar Shahrukh Khan's son Aryan Khan capable to reprise this role as the main character of the movie? The big question is now spilt the social media user in different opinions.

The first project that Aryan dubbed was The Incredibles in the role of Dash when he was seven years old while Shahrukh Khan took responsibility for Mr. Incredible's voice. However, that was the only hands-on experience that Aryan has. Henceforce, Aryan's role in the live action of the Disney classic movie is causing such a stir on the Internet and raising the question about nepotism in the film industry.

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Here's all the reaction from the Internet:

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Shahrukh Khan being called 'Nepotism King' after his son was selected to dubb Simba in 'The Lion King'.

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A Twitter user wrote: "Indian people rejected dynastic politics but still is incapable to reject the dynastic rule in Bollywood. Hope good days prevail there. #TheLionKing." The other also tweeted Walt Disney Studios, said: So like nepotism, but now in Disney cartoons. #TheLionKing #Disney. 

Apart from criticizing Shahrukh Khan for being a nepotism father, Twitter users also made a replacement role suggestion for Aryan. On top of that, Ranbir Kapoor emerges as the most suitable star for the role of Simba. And Mufasa is suggested to be replaced by Amitabh Bachchan instead of King Khan.

The Lion King directed by Jon Favreau is expected to make a big hit this summer. The film is scheduled to be released on July 19, 2019. James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, and John Oliver also joined the dubbing cast for Hollywood version.

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