Akshay Kumar to dub for Transformers

MUMBAI: The maker of the Transformers franchise, Paramount Pictures, has approached Akshay Kumar to dub for one of the most integral characters of Transformers: Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime.

Michael Bay, the man behind the Transformers franchise, was personally interested in getting Kumar on board and wanted someone with a powerful and commanding voice to dub for the Hindi version. He felt that Akshay was most suited for the job.

Accordingly, Kumar was pleasantly surprised when he received a call from the makers who requested him to dub for the film. Though Kumar has worked in close to 100 Hindi films, he doesn‘t have any qualms when it comes to dubbing.

Kumar acknowledges that dubbing for a character as powerful as Optimus Prime would come with its own challenge. More so, because he would not be dubbing for a human being but a machine which is a valiant and heroic leader of the Autobots.

Though there have been countless Hollywood flicks that have been dubbed in Hindi with professional dubbing artists lending their services, this would be a first when an A-lister from Bollywood would be doing the honours for a Live superhero film.

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