Heroic speech: Varun Dhawan to voice Steve Rogers in 'Captain America: Civil War'


Apr 11, 2016 17:59:16 IST

Mumbai: Actor Varun Dhawan will lend his voice for Steve Rogers aka Captain America in the Hindi version of Captain America: Civil War.

Disney India and Varun have collaborated on the Hindi language version, a statement from the film's team said.

Varun Dhawan. Image by Sachin Gokhale

Varun Dhawan. Image by Sachin Gokhale

Asked about his association with the project, Varun said: "When Disney India got in touch with me to voice Captain America it ticked a creative box in my head. I have immense respect for voice-over artists as it's a very difficult job to do."

He said that Captain America is a "matured and a balanced leader", which he (Varun) "is not".

"That made it all the more challenging for me. Captain America: Civil War is bigger, better and the action is huge. It's a film for kids and adults and the actual moral of the film is something I loved and believed in, so I was very happy to voice it. I was blown away by the trailer and that got me very interested to take it up as a challenge," the Badlapur actor said.

In the past, Varun played the main lead in Disney India’s homegrown dance film ABCD 2. The film was a sequel of 2013’s hit film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance.

Amrita Pandey, vice president — studios, Disney India, said: “During ABCD 2, we have seen what a huge draw Varun Dhawan has with younger audience and kids. This made him our obvious and first choice for voicing Captain America in the latest Marvel tentpole."

“We believe his charisma and his huge fan following is just what we need to take Captain America: Civil War to a wider Hindi audience," Pandey added.

Captain America: Civil War releases in India on 6 May in four languages — English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Updated Date: Apr 11, 2016 18:02:00 IST