Ranveer Singh has reprised his role as the Hindi voice of Deadpool for the release of “Deadpool 2” in India. When the award-winning actor was cast as Deadpool it could not have been a more perfect match.
With the release of “Deadpool 2” internationally, India’s fans can’t wait to hear Singh take on this role in the Hindi dubbed version. There’s even this hilarious video making the rounds of Deadpool dancing to Singh’s latest hit “Khalibali” from the film “Padmavat.” It looks like someone placed the “Khalibali” track over another performance by people dressed as Spiderman and Deadpool, but it’s still ridiculously funny!
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Deadpool is an unlikely hero who chatters incessantly, carelessly uses filthy language, has an affinity for extreme violence and sarcastic one-liners. Singh is the only Bollywood actor that comes to mind who could pull off this Marvel hero. Singh shares the same skill for comedic acting and sarcasm as the handsome Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds. Singh took on the dubbing role because he not only loved both Reynolds and the film but the challenge of dubbing.
“I thought it would be something new for me to do,” Singh told The Indian Express in an interview. “A novel challenge. Something I have not attempted before, to lend my voice for the Hindi version of what I find to be a really, really cool film. I watched Deadpool 1 and I absolutely loved the movie. I love the character and love Ryan Reynolds in it. And that has a lot to do with why I agree to give my voice in the desi Deadpool, as they say. It is because I really loved the film and the character.”
What was his favorite part about playing Deadpool? Being able to curse in Hindi on screen!
Singh may make everything he does look effortless, but he admits that dubbing a film was very difficult for him.
“It is very difficult because the choices for you as an actor have already been made,” Singh explains in his Indian Express interview. “You have to align yourself to those choices to a great degree. So it is very difficult. I have a newfound respect for dubbing artists and voice-over artists. What they do is not easy at all. It is very, very tedious. It is time-consuming and it can be exhausting. It takes a lot of skill. It takes a lot of application of the mind. It was all in all a fulfilling process and it taught me a lot.”
“Deadpool 2” releases May 18, 2018.