Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey to lend voice for Rio

Mumbai: Fox Star Studio has roped in a host of Bollywood artistes for its upcoming Hollywood 3D extravanganza "Rio".

Vinay Pathak and Ranvir Shorey will dub for the Hindi version of the movie, while Shaan will lend his voice for the sound track.

"Rio"is a 3D animation film, directed by Carlos Saldanha of "Ice Age" fame.

Set in Rio de Janeiro and the rainforests of Brazil, the comedy-adventure centers on Blu, a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind. When Blu discovers there`s another and that it`s a she he leaves the comforts of his cage in Minnesota, and heads to Rio.

Fox has roped in Ranvir Shorey and Vinay Pathak to dub for the characters "Nico" and "Pedro" (Blu`s friends) respectively in the movie.

The voice-overs for the main characters, in Hindi, are yet to be finalized.

Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios India, says, "To make this adventure even more exciting for Indian audiences we have roped in talented artistes like Ranvir Shorey, Vinay Pathak and Shaan. We are sure they will add their own charm to the amusing characters."

The film also has voice-overs by Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Robin Thicke, George Lopez and Tracy Morgan.

Rio is slated for a simultaneous worldwide 3D release on April 8. In India, it will be released in English and Hindi.