Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Parineeti Chopra, cousins in real life, have been roped in to voice the characters of Elsa and Anna respectively in the Hindi version of Frozen 2. Frozen is a billion-dollar franchise and the sequel is set to feature a gripping storyline and characters. Frozen, which opened in 2013, is the highest-grossing animated film of all time in the worldwide box office. Frozen won an Academy Award for Best Animated feature film of the year. The film’s iconic song, “Let It Go,” with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, also won an Oscar for best achievement in music written for motion picture, original song.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas said, “Elsa is a fictional character who’s known to be strongly-opinionated and has 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’s response.”
Elsa is filled with intrigue as to why was she born with magical powers and her sister Anna is the happy-go-lucky forever-optimist. “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.
Frozen 2 is set to hit Indian theatres in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu on November 22.