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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse gets cricket fever: Shubman Gill lends his voice to Pavitr Prabhakar character in animated film

The ace cricketer has lent his voice to the Hindi and Punjabi versions of the film.

Last Updated: 12.15 PM, May 08, 2023


The teaser for the upcoming Spider-Man film, Across the Spider-Verse, has caused an explosion of excitement among fans. Returning to the Spider-Man universe after 2021's Spider-Man: No Way Home was met with a rapturous reception. This is a momentous day for India, as it marks the big screen debut of Pavitr Prabhakar, the country's version of Spider-Man.

Cricketer Shubman Gill lends his voice as Pavitr in the Hindi and Punjabi versions of the film, elevating his status in the eyes of Indian audiences. As Pavitr Prabhakar in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Gill is ready to win over all of India's cricket fans with his batting prowess. Spider-Man has always been Shubman Gill's favourite superhero, and now he's making a major splash in that universe. It's one of the largest Hollywood series, and he's the first sports figure to donate his voice to a film.


In discussing his role as the voice of Pavitr Prabhakar, the Indian version of Spider-Man, Shubman said that he has grown up watching Spider-Man and that he is one of the most relatable superheroes. Being able to lend his voice to Pavitr Prabhakar, our Indian Spider-Man, in Hindi and Punjabi was an incredible opportunity, as the film will mark the first time the character has appeared on film. Now he feels like a god among humans. The cricketer cannot wait until this film is in theatres.

Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) India General Manager and Head Shony Panjikaran stated that June 2 will indeed be a momentous occasion for all Spider-Man fans across the country, and they are sure that everyone will shower the same love on this film as they did on Spider-Man: No Way Home. They are thrilled to work with Shubman Gill since he's a true hero and an inspiration to millions of young people everywhere thanks to his outstanding performance for his country in international cricket.

Another first: on June 2, 2023, solely in theatres, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will be released in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, and Bengali by Sony Pictures Entertainment India.

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