Shah Rukh Khan dubs Hindi prologue for Pazhassi Raja

MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan has dubbed the prologue for the Hindi version of the Mammooty-starrer Pazhassi Raja that is being made simultaneously in five languages including Hindi and English.

Khan joins the bandwagon of the film that already has names like Mammootty, Sarath Kumar, Gyanpeeth award winner M T Vasudevan Nair, T Hariharan, music maestro Ilayaraja and Resool Pookutty associated with it. When the film‘s director T Hariharan approached Khan for the film, he readily agreed to do the prologue without even charging a penny.

Elaborating on this, Praveen VC, executive producer of the movie says, "Shah Rukh comes from the family of freedom fighters and feels happy to be associated with such project".

While the Tamil version of the film was also given its due worth when superstar Kamal Hassan dubbed the prologue, the Malayalam original has Mohanlal introducing Pazhassi Raja to the audiences through a 45-second prologue.

The film tells the tale about Pazhassi Raja played by Mammootty, a native king of Waynad in Malabar area of Kerala and said to be one of the first freedom fighters who started a guerilla war against the British.

Apart from Mammootty, the film also stars Sarath Kumar, Manoj K. Jayan, Thilakan, Padmapriya, Kanika and Jagathi Sreekumar in other pivotal roles. The roles of the East India officials have been essayed by Peter Handley Evans and Harry Key among others.

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