Will Amitabh Bachchan voice Google Maps in India? Mega amount on offer
Amitabh Bachchan is undoubtedly the true king of Bollywood. From acting, dancing to singing, the veteran has aced them all! Bachchan has starred in many hits in a career spanning over six decades. What is more, he is always ready to experiment with new things.
Amitabh Bachchan is undoubtedly the true king of Bollywood. From acting, dancing to singing, the veteran has aced them all! Bachchan has starred in many hits in a career spanning over six decades. What is more, he is always ready to experiment with new things. Soon, his could also be the voice that you hear in Google Maps India. A recent report has claimed that Google has got in touch with the legendary actor to lend his voice for the Hindi version of the application. It further adds that the actor has been offered a mega amount for the deal.
If both the parties agree, the actor might start the dubbing process from his home due to the social distancing norms in place. However, no contract has been signed between them. Also, neither Google nor Amitabh Bachchan has confirmed the news. So, for all we know, this might never become a reality.
But, the idea of Amitabh Bachchan directing your drive, surely sounds exciting. As of now. Google Maps features the voice of Karen Jacobsen, who is a New York-based entertainer. She is also the voice of Apple’s Siri voice assistant. While Bachchan might record his voice for the Hindi voice of the application, the English voice will remain of Karen.
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This is not the first time Google has got in touch with a Bollywood actor. In 2018, it had collaborated with Yash Raj Films as part of promotions for Thugs of Hindostan. The deal saw cars on Google Maps turning into a horse with Aamir Khan’s character, Firangi riding it on the screen and giving you directions. Interestingly, the film also had Amitabh Bachchan in an important role.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Amitabh Bachchan will be seen next in Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo. The film, which also stars Ayushmann Khurrana, is set to release directly through an OTT platform on June 12. The story of the film revolves around two scheming men getting caught up in a game of one upmanship, each one attracting other members to their clan and each one with an agenda of his own.
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