Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has reportedly been approache by Google for powering voice navigation on Google Maps.
Once rejected by All India Radio, Bachchan is popular for his rich baritone voice.
He narrator in many films and even lent his voice to Oscar-winning documentary March of the Penguins back in 2005.
Google is to offer an “exorbitant amount” to bring Bachchan on board.
There is no word on the development by the actor himself.
Amitabh Bachchanhas been in talks with Google for giving his voice to Google Maps, reports Mid-Day.
The 77-year-old actor is said to record his voice from home once he accepts the offer.
Google declined to comment on the report.
Google partnered with film production house Yash Raj Films (YRF)
Incorporate dialogues of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan’s character Firangi from the movie Thugs Of Hindostan into Google Maps.
That was the first major Bollywood deal by the search giant for its mapping service.
Localising the experience
The Google has a long history of localising the experience on its products to attract the masses in India.
Google Maps also during initial coronavirus lockdown phase helped people connect with public food and night shelters in the country.
The Google Maps ramped up support for local businesses and made it easier for Android users to share their location using six-digit Plus Codes.
Google also started showing the latest updates and health advice from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)
International health authorities across its products and services including Google Search, Google Maps, and YouTube.
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