Hyderabad: Aziz Naseer has been the voice behind many Tollywood villains for over a decade.
The Hyderabad-based actor, writer and director is passionate about dubbing and has dubbed for many Bollywood actors starring in Tollywood like Mukul Dev in Siddham, Makrand Deshpande in Ek Niranjan, Sonu Sood in Dookudu, Nana Patekar in the Telugu version of The attacks of 26/11, Aditya Pancholi in Shadow etc.
Aziz, who has recently dubbed for the main villain in the upcoming movie Rey, directed by Y.V.S. Chowdhary, says, “Once I have a look at the shoot, I understand the pitch and tone. There are voice tests after which a particular voice is selected by the director.”
Talking about how he got a break in the field of voiceover, Aziz says, “Before getting into this field, I was working in Dubai. But my interest lay in cinema. For the first time I tried my voice at Sashi Pritam Studio. I was soon introduced to Mastali, who is my brother’s classmate; he guided me and the journey began. I am dubbing from almost a decade now. I used to dub for small characters in the beginning. One of my dubbing in-charges, Kanchan Babu tried my voice for Mukul Dev who was the main villain in Jagapati Babu’s Siddham in 2008. Since then, I started dubbing for the main characters.”
Asked whether the dubbing artistes get paid well, he says, “If I do the dubbing for the main villain, I get around Rs 75,000 to Rs 1 lakh per movie”
Aziz was recently called for a meeting by Dia Mirza who is producing Bobby Jasoos. Dia wanted to understand the usage of Hyderabadi dialect from Aziz. “They wanted to use slang Hyderabadi which is a mix of Hindi and Hyderabadi language. Since I can speak pure Hyderabadi I couldn’t go ahead, but I gave some inputs,” he says.