Indian actor Rana Daggubati is said to have lent his voice to the character of Thanos for the Telugu version of Hollywood film ‘Avengers: Infinity War’.
Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, which features an ensemble of superheroes, will release worldwide on April 27.
Disney India, in a move to expand its localisation efforts, has signed on Rana to lend his voice for the villainous character.
“I’ve grown up reading Marvel Comics and Marvel movies with their intricately woven storylines. It is fascinating to see how Marvel has created characters and stories that resonate so well with audiences across the globe, making movies at a scale that one had never before imagined,” Rana said in a statement.
Characters such as Iron Man and Captain America have been my favourites. So dubbing for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ was thrilling. Voicing for Thanos, a villain so powerful that some of the biggest superheroes have a tough time dealing with, was an exciting experience, added the actor, who has finished dubbing for the movie.
With Rana Daggubati coming on board as the voice of Thanos, we are confident of reaching out to a wider audience base while retaining the magnitude and staying true to the ethos of the Marvel brand, Disney India said.
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and produced by Kevin Feige.
The movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch amongst others.
The film is releasing in India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.