Indian Cricketer Shubman Gill lends his voice to Spider-Man's Indian Avatar
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' released its trailer last week, and the anticipation among fans of the character is already tangible. The public is eager to return to the web-slinging cosmos after the incredible success of "Spider-Man: No Way Home" in 2021. But this time, something special is in store for Indian fans, as Pavitr Prabhakar, our very own Indian Spider-Man, makes his big-screen debut.
The voice of Indian cricketer Shubman Gill will be heard in the Hindi and Punjabi versions of the movie, which will heighten the anticipation. Gill is a household name for cricket fans all around the country thanks to his enormous popularity and superb batting abilities. And now, in "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," he is all grown up as Pavitr Prabhakar.
Shubman Gill is notable for being the first sports figure to donate his voice to a movie, much less one of the biggest Hollywood series. I have grown up watching Spider-Man, and he is one of the most relatable superheroes, the actor recently discussed the experience of playing the Indian Spider-Man. Being chosen to voice our Indian Spider-Man, Pavitr Prabhakar, in the Hindi and Punjabi languages for the film, which will feature the Spider-Man from India for the first time
on screen, was such an incredible experience for me. I already feel above human. I'm looking forward to seeing this movie when it comes out.
Not only cricket fans are ecstatic about Gill's participation in the movie. Many people across India are filled with pride that an Indian sportsperson has been picked to voice a popular superhero. Additionally, the addition of Pavitr Prabhakar is certain to raise awareness of the upcoming film even further given the already enormous popularity of Spider-Man in India.
Shubman Gill's casting as the Indian Spider-Man's voice has given fans another reason to rejoice as we anticipate the debut of "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" in 2022. It's fascinating to observe how athletics and film have combined in such a singular way. With this, we can only hope for such cross-cultural cooperation in the future that will tear down barriers and unite people.