“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 a couple of animation films. But unfortunately I never got a chance, I was always busy with something else,” the 31-year-old said here 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 city married to Jewel, a macaw from the jungle.
Blu’s way of life in a city made Imran relate to him.
“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 Imran.
“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 the original has Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway voices for Blu and Jewel.