Salman Khan, who is on board in Satish Kaushik’s Kaagaz as a “presenter” was so bowled over by the film’s theme that he insisted on being featured in the film as a voiceover reciting poetry on how Kaagaz (paper) governs our lives.
Says Satish fondly, “We wanted him in our film even if it was just his voice. His fans would love our film much more. We got Salman to do a voiceover in the beginning and at the end. He brackets the drama very nicely.”
This is the first time Salman has lent his voice to any film.
The record number of voiceovers has been done by Amitabh Bachchan. He has done a record number of commentaries and voiceovers for cinema as varied as Shakti Samanta’s Balika Badhu, Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani, Vinod Chopra’s Parineeta, Rakesh Roshan’s Krissh 3, Luc Jacquet’s March Of The Penguins, Ashutosh Gowariker’s Jodha Akbar, and Srijit Mukherjee’s Begum Jaan. His first -ever voice -over was in Mrinal Sen’s film Bhuvan Shome , then several followed.
The most rewarding voice-overs have been the son et lumiere renditions for some prestigious and important national monuments for the Government of India… Khajuraho, Golconda Fort, Gwalior Fort, Tirupati, presentation for the Punjab Museum under construction, several religious institutions. He has also vocally associated with the son et lumiere at Ajmer Fort in Jaipur for the Rajasthan Government. The Big B has also done the voice-over in Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Khiladi.