Rajkummar Rao, Prakash Raj and Rishab Shetty have given voice overs in different languages for the premiere of the documentary “Wild Karnataka” on June 5, which happens to be World Environment Day.
The renowned English broadcaster and natural historian, Sir David Attenborough, narrates the English version while Rajkummar has voiced the Hindi version, with Prakash Raj doing the job for the Telugu and Tamil versions, and Rishab Shetty in Kannada.
Rajkummar said: “As an actor you’re always looking for interesting stories to tell. However, to be able to narrate the story of our country’s wildlife was an extremely enriching experience for me. ‘Wild Karnataka’ celebrates the spectacular diversity of the Indian state, Karnataka, and brings us closer to the wildlife that thrives in the state. It serves as a good reminder for all of us to truly celebrate our country’s rich natural treasures and work towards preserving them for generations to come.”
Prakash Raj connects with the project’s ethos — celebrating the rich bio-diversity that is prevalent in India.
“The magnitude of this wild based magnum opus can be gauged from the fact that this hour-long documentary is sieved from four hundred hours of shot footage. To use one’s craft for raising awareness about the beauty and the diversity of our natural heritage is a beautiful thing and now it is up to us, the viewers and the citizens of India to not only celebrate this beauty but also work towards taking care of it,” he said.
Rishab Shetty, who has dubbed for the film in Kannada, said “Wild Karnataka” is close to his heart as he is from Karnataka.
It will premiere in India on June 5 on Discovery, Discovery HD, Animal Planet, DTamil and Discovery Plus App.