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Imran Khan glad to dub for animation film ‘Rio 2’

Imran Khan, who has dubbed for male protagonist Blu in the Hindi version of animated film Rio 2, says he has always wanted to do such a film and is glad to make his debut.

“I wanted to do something like this for a long time. A couple of times, I have been approached to do the Hindi dub for animation films. But unfortunately, I was always busy with something else,” the 31-year-old said in Mumbai on Wednesday at the launch of the film’s trailer.

“I love animation films and the type of humour you get to do in them. The comedy is a lot of fun. So finally I was able to make it and I am glad that Rio 2 is my debut,” he added.

Blu is a macaw from the city married to Jewel, a macaw from the jungle.

Khan was able to relate to Blu’s way of life in a city.

“I watched it before we started dubbing. Throughout the film, I was relating to him. His sense of humour is straight-face, deadpan, awkward humour and I liked it,” said Khan.

“I love the character, I love what [Hollywood actor] Jesse Eisenberg has done with the original,” he added.

Rio 2 has been directed by Carlos Saldanha and has Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway dub for Blu and Jewel.