Imagine you open Google Maps one fine day, set the destination and begin the navigation feature, only to listen to Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan supplying you with voice directions. it’s not happened yet but may soon be a reality. As per a report, Google Maps India team has approached the film star for giving voice directions within the app, a feature a number of us use and most folks keep it up mute since it becomes annoying sometimes.

“Amitabh Bachchan has the foremost influential and recognisable baritone. Hence, he’s the simplest choice for the voice of Google Maps. He has been approached, but the contract has not been signed yet,” said one among the sources to Mid-Day.

That said, it’s been reported that Bachchan has (naturally) been offered an exorbitant amount to return onboard. it’s not needless to say if this concept will pan out or not.”It’s up to Bachchan now,” says the source to the news website.

For what’s worth, the teaming from Google Maps India and Bollywood isn’t new. Back in 2018, the platform collaborated with Bollywood star Aamir Khan to use his character named Firangi from Thugs of Hindustan, in Google Maps.

Meanwhile, Google has unrolled a bunch of latest features to its Maps app to assist more travellers to stay top of all the knowledge associated with Covid-19 areas and transit, while on the move. Now it’ll show users how crowded transit lines are, pull alerts from local transit agencies, show Covid-19 checkpoints alert while driving and more. While some are there in India, others will move within the country soon.

 

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