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Here’s What Abhishek Thinks of Aishwarya as Disney’s Maleficent

Angelina Jolie plays the role in the original version. 

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 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will lend her voice to the Hindi version of ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan fans have a reason to rejoice, as the actor will joining the Disney Universe by voicing one of its most iconic characters, Maleficent, in the Hindi version of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Angelina Jolie played the role in 2014’s Maleficent and returns as the villainous character in the sequel.

The news got a nod of approval from Abhishek Bachchan who shared the video introducing Aishwarya as the character and tweeted, “How cool is this!”

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Disney India said in a statement they “wanted to build a strong connect and bring Maleficent’s character to life in Hindi and Aishwarya’s persona would be a perfect blend.”

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh also shared the news on Twitter and wrote, “It’s official... Aishwarya Rai Bachchan joins the #Disney Universe... Lends her voice for Angelina Jolie’s character in *Hindi* version of #Maleficent: #MistressOfEvil... 18 Oct 2019 release in #English and #Hindi.”

The film will be releasing in Hindi and English on 18 October. Apart from Angelina Jolie, the cast also includes Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville, who appeared in the first installment. Franchise newcomers who’ll be joining the sequel are Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, Harris Dickinson and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Take a look at the trailer for the English version here:

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil is a tale of good versus evil, where Maleficent and her daughter Aurora question the family ties that bind them. The sequel picks up several years after the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora.

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