Netflix has collaborated with some great Bollywood actors to lend their voices for the Hindi-dub of its upcoming adventure fantasy movie ‘Mowgli: The legend of Jungle’.
Big names like Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, and Jackie Shroff, got confirmed by Netflix on Tuesday.
Abhishek Bachchan will be the voice of ‘Bagheera’ , the black panther who was the protector of Mowgli, while Jackie Shroff will be the voice of ‘Sher Khan’ the antagonist. Kareena Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit will be taking on the characters of enigmatic Python Kaa and Wolf Nisha, respectively. Anil Kapoor would be the voice of the adorable and cheerful bear Baloo.
Directed by ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Planet of Apes’ famed director Andy Serkis, ‘Mowgli: The Legend Of Jungle’ is an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s magnum opus ‘The Jungle book’ that follows the story of a boy (Rohan Chand) raised by the pack of wolves in the jungles of India.
The English-version of the movie presents Christain Bail as the voice of Bagheera, Cate Blanchett, and Naomi Harris as python Kaa and wolf Nisha. The Serkis himself is the voice of Baloo.
Serkis’s Mowgli will have its world premiere in Mumbai on 25th of November. On being the voice of the comprehensively beloved fictional characters, the actors took their twitter handle to flaunt their excitement.
So happy to be a part of a story I have loved all my life.
He is ready to do whatever it takes to keep Mowgli alive. Wait for Bagheera in Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle on @Netflixindia Dec 7. pic.twitter.com/ptK5IrvXUK
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) November 20, 2018
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) November 20, 2018
— Jackie Shroff (@bindasbhidu) November 20, 2018
Kaa has been captivating creatures long before Mowgli ever set foot in the jungle. Kareena Kapoor Khan will voice the enigmatic Kaa 🐍 in Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. pic.twitter.com/T9qyhRJp4A
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) November 20, 2018
Ferocious when provoked, especially when it comes to her man cub! Nisha brings the motherly instinct alive in Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. So excited to be the voice behind Nisha 🐺 @NetflixIndia Dec. 7 pic.twitter.com/Tlc9BsFWa6
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) November 20, 2018