National, 18th October 2019: With excitement at an all-time high ahead of the worldwide release of Frozen 2, Disney is all set to bring it home for the Indian audience. Amplifying the experience that the franchise offers to a whole new level, global sensation Priyanka Chopra Jonas and multi-faceted Parineeti Chopra have been roped in to voice the characters of Elsa and Anna respectively in the animated feature film.
With Frozen being a billion-dollar franchise that’s earned accolades aplenty, the sequel is set to feature a gripping storyline, characters and once again provide a cinematic experience that leaves a lasting impression. Having emerged as a household brand that parents and every young girl looks up to, Indian audiences are sure to regale in this new avatar of Elsa and Anna that sees their two favourite Bollywood actresses as their voices.
Commenting on this, actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas said, “Elsa is a fictional character who’s known to be strongly-opinionated and level headed, traits that I deeply connect with. This not only made me want to be part of the film, but also gives me a wonderful opportunity to present one of the most-successful animated films to our local audiences. My happiness just goes up a notch knowing that Parineeti will be voicing Anna’s character. The two of us have never worked together before and this seems like a perfect movie to come together and an experience that I am going to cherish forever.”
Confirming the announcement, actress Parineeti Chopra said, “You don’t need to be an actress to dream of being a Disney princess!! I absolutely loved the first film, it’s my favourite animation film but never thought that I’d get to voice Anna. But of course the real cherry on the cake is that I’ve been cast in a film about sisters with my real life sister!! While dubbing we would keep laughing about the fact that we are actually like our characters in real life! Mimi didi is totally like Elsa and I’m totally like Anna! This is why this movie will always be special. I can’t wait for the audience response.”
With Elsa being filled with intrigue as to why was she born with magical powers, her sister Anna is the happy-go-lucky forever optimist. While the two characters are poles apart, the film is a perfect example of how opposites attract and bring out the best out of each other. In the same breath, casting Priyanka and Parineeti, two personalities as different as chalk and cheese, fits perfectly into giving Elsa and Anna the much-needed depth to their voices.
“With Elsa and Anna, both sisters, boasting their own fan following amongst young girls world over, having Priyanka and Parineeti to voice these two felt no less than perfect. From being just a character, Elsa has grown to be no less than a superhero that girls around the world now connect with. She, along with Anna, continue to empower girls owing to their powerful personalities. The bond between the two is so strong that we wanted to bring in a real sibling duo for these two roles. The chemistry that we are looking for is something that Priyanka and Parineeti bring with them and is sure to elevate the film-watching experience.” said Bikram Duggal, Head – Studio Entertainment, Disney India.
After voicing the character of Ishani in the 2013 film ‘Planes’, the voice of Kaa in the Hindi version of ‘The Jungle Book’ in 2016, Frozen 2 will mark Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ third stint with Disney where she has lent her voice to a film.
In celebration of the upcoming movie, Disney’s consumer products business has a wide assortment of merchandise inspired by Elsa, Anna, Olaf and more for Frozen fans. From apparel and dolls to accessories and back to school, young fans can own a piece of their favourite Frozen products across retail and e-tail destinations including Hamleys, Max, Reliance Trends, Pantaloons and Flipkart. The range aims to provide kids and families a chance to be a part of Anna and Elsa’s enchanted world.