Sonakshi and Imran will feature as macaws Jewel and Blu. The characters in the English version were voiced by Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg.

"I love watching animation films, so when they approached me to lend my voice to the sequel of one of the most loved animations - 'Rio', I didn't have to think twice. It's a completely new experience for me and I am very excited. It is a treat not only for the kids but families as well," Sonakshi said in a statement.

The movie is an adventure comedy set in the Brazilian city of Rio De Janeiro. The movie will feature the return of Blu, Jewel and their three kids who leave their domesticated life for a journey to Amazon rainforest.

‘Rio 2’ in 3D will release in India on April 11 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telegu.

(Agencies)

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