Sony Pictures India has selected actor Vivek Oberoi to be the Hindi voice of the main villain Max Dillon aka Electro in this year’s biggest Hollywood blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which releases on May 1st. In the original English version, Electro is played by Oscar winning actor Jamie Foxx.
Kercy Daruwala, Managing Director – Sony Pictures India, said, “We are very happy to have Vivek on board for the Hindi version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The Hindi version is a large part of our box-office and it’s a very important role that Vivek will be playing in its success. Vivek has played a villain so brilliantly in the past and is already a familiar face in the genre. Kids in particular love him.”
Vivek Oberoi who is on a career high confirmed the news saying, “Yes, I will be Electro’s voice in the Hindi version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. I have always been a huge fan of the Spider-Man comics and films and am thrilled to see that the franchise has just grown bigger and better with each film. I have been tremendously excited for The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s release ever since the first trailer came out, and when I was offered to voice Electro for the Hindi version, I was immediately interested in this unique opportunity. Max Dillon/Electro is an immensely fascinating and complex character and it will be interesting to face off with Spider-Man. After my turn as super villain Kaal in Krrish 3, whose Rs. 250 crore box office was incredibly gratifying, this is just the icing on the cake.”
“I have already begun dubbing and am looking forward to the film’s release on May 1,” added the actor.