Desi girl Priyanka Chopra signs Disney’s animation film Planes
After cementing her position in the Indian film industry and taking the music world by storm with her latest album, Priyanka Chopra has now landed a Disney-UTV Hollywood animation film Planes.
The model-turned actress will lend her voice to an aircraft called Ishani. The film Planes is being directed by Klay Hall, who has also directed The Simpsons.
According to sources, the makers of the movie were looking for an Indian voice for the Asian character of Ishani. Apparently, when Klay’s office got in touch with UTV’s Siddharth Roy Kapoor, he recommended Priyanka to them.
The actress will be dubbing for the original English version of the film, which is slated for release later this year. No decision has yet been taken taken on the Hindi version of the film.
Planes is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated sports comedy film produced by Disneytoon Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a spin-off of Pixar’s Cars franchise. Despite not being produced by Pixar, the film was co-written and executive produced by Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ then-chief creative officer John Lasseter, who directed the first two Cars films. The film stars the voices of Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Priyanka Chopra in her Hollywood debut, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Danny Mann, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Roger Craig Smith, John Cleese, Carlos Alazraqui, Val Kilmer, and Anthony Edwards.
Like many of Disneytoon’s films, it was initially set to be released as a direct-to-video film, but was instead theatrically released on August 9, 2013 in the Disney Digital 3D and RealD 3D formats. The film grossed $239.3 million worldwide on a $50 million budget, despite receiving negative reviews from critics. A sequel, titled Planes: Fire & Rescue, was theatrically released on July 18, 2014.
Priyanka Chopra as Ishani, a Pan-Asian champion from India, based on the AeroCad, AeroCanard
Mar 13, 2013 – dnaindia.com