10 May – Here's one more thing for Shila Amzah to add into her ever-expanding resume: lending her voice to a Disney princess.
The Malaysian singer-songwriter will be voicing the Malay-dubbed version of Princess Jasmine in the upcoming live-action "Aladdin".
She happily announced the news on her Instagram by posting a photo (above) of her dressed in blue, no doubt a nod to the said princess's iconic look in the movies (both animated and live-action).
Tom Batchelor, Vice President of Studio, Live Entertainment and Music (South Asia), revealed in a press statement the reason why the singer is chosen for the voice role: "Princess Jasmine is a character of courage and self-determination, which are qualities that Shila Amzah embodies."
Aside from voicing the character, the 28-year-old will also get the chance to belt out all the Malay version of the movie's official soundtracks, which include the princess's new song "Speechless" ("Raungan Suara").