Maleficent: Mistress of Evil | Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to voice Angelina Jolie's character in Hindi version of Disney film

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil is slated to release on 18 October in India, in English and Hindi.

FP Staff October 01, 2019 13:14:49 IST
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil | Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to voice Angelina Jolie's character in Hindi version of Disney film

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been roped in to lend her voice to the protagonist of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in Hindi. The character is voiced by Angelina Jolie in the English version of the much awaited fantasy sequel.

Maleficent Mistress of Evil  Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to voice Angelina Jolies character in Hindi version of Disney film

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan | Press release

Directed by Joachim Rønning, the film is a sequel to the global box office hit, Maleficent (2014).

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While the first instalment ended with a reconciliation between the black horned witch and Princess Aurora, the trailer for the sequel shows their peace at stake when Maleficent forbids Aurora from marrying Prince Philip. "Love doesn't always work out well," warns Aurora's godmother. "Trust me, let us prove you wrong," the princess counters, then proceeds to plan her wedding, incurring Maleficent's wrath. The footage also shows Michelle Pfeiffer as Prince Philip's mother Queen Ingrith, who attempts to stake her claim as Aurora’s guardian. With these new alliances, Aurora and Maleficent are pulled apart to opposing sides. It is a test of their loyalties, further causing them to question whether they can truly be a family.

The cast members of the film include Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora, Sam Riley as Diaval, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. The new cast members on board are Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, Robert Lindsay, and Harrison Dickinson as Prince Phillip.

Maleficent, a modern retelling of the life of Sleeping Beauty's arch nemesis, cast an instant spell on audiences in 2014, debuting at the top of the North American box office and going on to gross more than $750 million worldwide.

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil is slated to release on 18 October in India in English and Hindi.

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