Bollywood stars Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan Nana Patekar, Om Puri and Shefali Shah are set to lend their voice for the Hindi version of Disney’s upcoming American live-action epic release “The Jungle Book”.
The original film is a re-imagining of Walt Disney’s 1967 animated movie of the same name and stars Indian-American actor Neel Sethi as Mowgli.
It features the voice talents of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken.
In the Hindi version, Priyanka will voice Kaa, the python, which has been voiced by Johansson in the international film.
Irrfan will lend his voice to the friendly bear Baloo, while “Dil Dhadakne Do” actress Shefali Shah will dub for Raksha, the wolf.
Veteran actor Puri, who has been often honored for his performances in India and abroad, will lend his voice to Bagheera, the Black Panther.
The Studio has also approached powerful performer Nana Patekar, who recently wowed critics and audience with his riveting performance in Marathi film “Natsamrat”, to once again lend his voice to Shere Khan.
Back in the early 90s, Nana had dubbed for the fearsome tiger in the animated series, “Jungle Book: The Adventures of Mowgli” that was aired on Doordarshan.