Big B to lend voice to Beauty and the Beast

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The grand the­atri­cal pro­duc­tion, Dis­ney’s Beauty And The Beast (BATB), sup­ported by Hin­dus­tan Times, is set to be­come even grander, as none other than vet­eran ac­tor

Amitabh Bachchan (right) has been roped in to record the pro­logue to the show. An in­sider says, “We ap­proached Mr Bachchan al­most a month ago. He has the best voice in the in­dus­try. Since BATB is Dis­ney In­dia’s first Broad­waystyle mu­si­cal, we wanted it to be spe­cial for our au­di­ences here. Given the scale and grandeur of the show, we wanted to as­so­ciate with some­one of that stature.”

Ap­par­ently, pro­ducer Sid­dharth Roy Ka­pur per­son­ally looked into the mat­ter. The in­sider says, “When Sid­dharth met Mr Bachchan, he made him lis­ten to the pro­logue from the orig­i­nal Broad­way pro­duc­tion of BATB, and he loved it.”

The show pre­mieres in Mum­bai on Oc­to­ber 23, and in Delhi, on De­cem­ber 18. When con­tacted, Bachchan con­firmed the news, say­ing, “I am very happy to be part of this pi­o­neer­ing ef­fort to ad­vance a new and un­ex­plored for­mat of en­ter­tain­ment in In­dia.”

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