Renowned Bollywood singer Bappi Lahiri, who has been known for his chunky gold jewellery and foot-tapping numbers, is all set to foray into Hollywood now.
The Disco King of Indian music will be crooning for Disney’s upcoming musical adventure animated movie ‘Moana’. He will be lending his voice for the character of a giant crab named Tamatoa which stores gold and artefacts in the movie.
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh took it micro-blogging site Twitter to share the news.
Interestingly, this is not just Lahiri’s first Hollywood project but his first animated movie as well.
Bappi Lahiri, who is quite excited about this Hollywood venture, says his character Tamatoa is quite similar to him and it is a golden memory for him.
“I hope people will enjoy this avatar of mine”, he added.
As per the media reports, the Disco King’s song in ‘Moana’ will be written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the renowned musical Hamilton.
Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, ‘Moana’ is Disney’s 56th animated feature movie. The movie revolves around the journey of Moana, a teenage navigator’s journey to a mysterious island in Southern Pacific ocean to fulfil her ancestor's quest.
‘Moana’ marks the debut of Auli'i Cravalho and also features Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison and Nicole Scherzinger. The movie is scheduled to release on November 23, 2016 in US.
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