You may hear Amitabh Bachchan as Google Maps navigation voice soon: Report
New Delhi | Jagran Technology Desk: Much before Amitabh Bachchan became country’s most-loved Cinematic face, he wanted to become a Radio Jockey but couldn’t secure an audition for the same despite much pursuance. Some years after, Bachchan entered the film industry not as an actor but as a voice-over artist for the film Bhuvan Shome (1969), which was a small-budget movie that was going to make the director Mrinal Sen an internationally-recognized creator.
Some months after that, Bachchan debuted in the Film industry with Khwaja Ahmad Abbas’ ‘Saat Hindustani’ and Bachchan has ended up becoming the most easily-recognised voice of the country.
On the navigation of Google Maps, people usually hear Karen Elisabeth Jacobsen’s voice, who is an Australia-born and New York-based entertainer, singer, motivational speaker and voice-over artist. However, sources have informed that Amitabh Bachchan may become India’s next Karen Elisabeth, albeit in a more iconic-fashion as far as the Indian navigators using Google Maps are concerned.
“Amitabh Bachchan has the most influential and recognisable baritone. Hence, he is the best choice for the voice of Google Maps. He has been approached, but the contract has not been signed yet,” a source was quoted as saying by Mid Day.
Bachchan has reportedly been offered an exorbitant amount by Google to become the desi voice of Google Maps. And if Big-B accepts that, he, like most of the world right now, will be working from home to record his voice for the California-based tech-giant’s Navigation interface. However, Big-B himself has not reacted on the reported development. "It's up to Bachchan now," the source was quoted as saying by Mid Day.
Amitabh has narrated many films in India and beyond in the past, recently in Kangana Ranaut-starrer ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’. In 2005, Bachchan lent his voice to the Oscar-winning documentary ‘March of the Penguins’
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