When our versatile actress, Deepika Padukone, resorted to her South-Indian Avatar Meenama, in Hindi film Chennai Express with her hatke twang, all eyes turned towards her after seeing her finesse and applauded for her pick-up skills. But we hear for that our leggy lass has not even voiced for the Hindi remake of the South Indian magna opus Kochadaiiyaan, leave alone the Tamil one.
It so happened that in the Tamil Version of the Rajinikanth starrer animated film, Deepika‘s voice was dubbed by Savitha Reddy, a best-fit sound artiste for Dip’s character according to the makers. It was even told that since Deepika isn’t very fluent with Tamil, it will be voiced over by some Southern artist.
Now the buzz is that even in the Hindi remake of the same, Deepika’s voice will not be heard. Mona Ghosh Shetty, a Mumbai based dubbing artiste has recently dubbed for the Hindi version of the film at a studio in Andheri. Mona was the same girl, who had lent voice to Deepika’s character Shanti, in our Om Shanti Om.
The question popping in everyone’s mind is why the makers decided not to use Deepika’s voice in the film at all. If rumours are to be believed, our Miss Entertainer 2013, because of her super-busy schedule, did not have time for dubbing. Hence even the Hindi Version of the film was not vocalized by Deepika.
Kochadaiiyaan, directed by Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya R. Ashwin features Superstar Rajinikanth in three different roles. Starring alongwith him are Deepika Padukone, Aadhi, R. Sarathkumar, Shobana, Jackie Shroff, Rukmini Vijayakumar and Nassar. It is a 3D animated feature film and is slated to release in April this year.