Amitabh Bachchan set to become first Indian celeb to lend his voice to Alexa
New Delhi | Jagran Business desk: Just imagine the thrill of using a device that will answer your queries in the iconic voice of Amitabh Bachchan. Well, Amazon has inked a deal with megatsar Amitabh Bachchan that will bring his voice to Amazon's digital assistant, Alexa, providing a unique celebrity voice experience to its users.
In a blog post, Amazon said the company and Amitabh Bachchan have collaborated to create a unique celebrity voice experience. "Customers in India will be able to access Mr Bachchan''s iconic voice on Alexa by purchasing the Amitabh Bachchan voice experience. This feature will only be available next year," it said.
The Amazon Alexa team will work closely with Bachchan to capture the iconic voice and deliver a unique voice experience to customers.
It will include popular offerings including jokes, weather, shayaris, motivational quotes and advice, the blog said.
When launched next year, customers in India can easily invoke the Amitabh Bachchan voice experience by just asking Alexa and instantly getting their favourite superstar''s voice responding to popular requests, it added.
"Technology has always given me an opportunity to adapt to new forms. Be it in movies, TV shows, podcasts and now, I am excited to create this voice experience in partnership with Amazon and Alexa.
"With voice technology, we are building something to engage more effectively with my audience and well-wishers," Bachchan said.
"Mr Bachchan''s voice is truly memorable for any Indian who has grown up with Bollywood. This combination delivers a perfect pitch to further delight and simplify the lives of our customers. We are excited to see how our customers will respond when they use Alexa and hear his voice," country leader for Alexa, Amazon India, Puneesh Kumar told PTI.
Posted By: Rakesh Kumar Jha