Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 15 November 2019

Priyanka Chopra to play Elsa in Hindi version of 'Frozen 2'

And her cousin, Parineeti Chopra, will play Anna

Priyanka Chopra announced on Friday that she will be joining the all-star cast of Frozen 2. The The Sky is Pink star has taken on the role of princess Elsa – played by Indina Menzel in English – in the Hindi version of the hit Disney animation, which will be released in cinemas across the world next month.

The India release has also been turned into a family affair, as Chopra's cousin, Parineeti, will play Anna, a role that is taken on by Kristen Bell in the English film.

"Mimi & Tisha are now Elsa & Anna!" Priyanka wrote to her 25 million-plus followers on her Twitter on Friday. "The #ChopraSisters are finally coming together for Disney’s #Frozen2. Can’t wait for you guys to see us…I mean HEAR us bring these amazing, strong characters to life in Hindi."

Unsurprisingly, her fans went wild and Disney Films India marked the occasion by putting up its own post on Instagram with the caption: "Some moments are worth melting for!"

Chopra also released a statement regarding the role, saying Elsa is a character she feels she understands. “Elsa is a fictional character who’s known to be strongly-opinionated and level headed, traits that I deeply connect with," she said. "This not only made me want to be part of the film, but also gives me a wonderful opportunity to present one of the most-successful animated films to our local audiences."

Chopra added that she is also pleased to be working with her cousin, as they have never worked together before. “This seems like a perfect movie to come together and an experience that I am going to cherish forever."

A trailer for the new film was released during Good Morning America in June. It opens with Elsa in the sea, then see Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf all on a mission, through various landscapes with a throwback to a younger Elsa and Anna.

"Elsa, the past is not what it seems," one of the film's Trolls says in the mysterious trailer, "you must find the truth."

Frozen 2 will be in cinemas across the UAE on Thursday, November 21.

Updated: October 19, 2019 09:53 AM

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