Actor Imran Khan, who has dubbed for male protagonist Blu in the Hindi version of animated film Rio 2, says he always wanted to do such a film and is glad to make his debut.
"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.