Pluto Mehra, the bullmastiff, the Mehra family’s pet dog in Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do has found his own share of fan following.
According to many, he is the most adorable member of the DDD family. And Pluto’s most redeeming feature is the fact that he speaks in the voice of Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan. Dil Dhadakne Do, that opened to glowing reviews, has also sparked off curiosity about the pooch. Like all principal actors — Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Anushka Sharma — Pluto too is an important member of the ensemble cast.
He is the raconteur of the story and gives it a philosophical twist, making the tale absorbing and believable. Says a unit hand, “Like all other characters, Pluto too was Zoya’s brainchild. She went to great lengths in choosing a pet whom people would find adorable.” And when she gave her friend Aamir a narration he fell in love with the pet. At that stage, Javed Akhtar (Zoya’s dad) had done the voice over for the dog. When Zoya casually asked Aamir whether he would be willing do dub for Pluto, the actor readily agreed. While it may be a first for a Bollywood superstar to have lent his voice to a dog in a live feature film, Aamir’s reason for doing this was because he wanted to be a part of Zoya’s film in some way or the other.
Now, as the audience watches the movie in the theatres, Aamir’s voice and his entire ‘view from the top’ on the way this family drama plays out on screen, is having a huge impact on the audience. The film also ends on a note from the actor. Dil Dhadakne Do, presented by Junglee Pictures and Excel Entertainment, released on June 5.