Known for roles like Dushyant in Sarabhai Vs/ Sarabhai and Gattu Kaka in Khichdi, we can hear Deven Bhojani as the voice of Olaf in the Hindi version of the recently released Disney film Frozen 2.
In a chat with TimesofIndia.com Deven talked about getting inside the character of Olaf, improvising it for the Indian, while at the same time trying to maintain the adorable energy associated with Olaf.
Speaking about giving voice to Olaf, Deven said, “Olaf’s character required a particular voice quality. When we started out, we tried a few voice qualities for Olaf’s character and zeroed down on one quality which matched his character in Hindi. I really enjoyed. It’s quite similar to my original voice. People will love Olaf’s voice.”
He added, “This is the first time I gave voice to any character. I have dubbed for my own shows. But giving voice to an animated character felt different. This character has created by someone else and it’s such a beautiful character. I wanted to retain the original cuteness of Olaf. I have tried my level best to balance.”
Initially, it was difficult for him to adjust the voice in Hindi. Sharing the experience, Deven said, “It is difficult. You have to take care of the lip sync bit because they are not natural. To maintain the nuance and adapt to the emotions, it is very difficult. The first few days we weren’t getting it right. I finally got the hang of it after a few days.”
He also revealed that Olaf’s character in Frozen was his favorite and got overjoyed when he learned that he was lending his voice to the character. “Frozen has won many awards and very successful movies. When I had seen the first movie, Olaf was one of my favorite characters. When I got to know about being Olaf’s voice, I was like, ‘Are wow! Maza ajayega’,” he concluded.