After a casting coup, where B-Town – including – Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan, Nana Patekar, Om Puri and Shefali Shah come together to dub for the Hindi version of The Jungle Book, Disney India has yet an another ace up their sleeve to ensure the year’s most-awaited epic adventure is truly special for the Indian audience.
Priyanka Chopra will match Scarlett Johannsson’s sensual rendition of Kaa. Irrfan will dub for the friendly bear Baloo, which is dubbed by Bill Murray in the Hollywood version. Shefali Shah will dub for Raksha, Lupita Nyong’o lent her voice to the wolf in the international version. Om Puri will lend voice for the black panther Bagheera, Ben Kingsley has dubbed for the English version. And Nana Patekar, who had dubbed for the fearsome tiger in the animated series – theJungle Book: The Adventures of Mowgli – that was aired on Doordarshan in the 90s, will once again lend his voice to Shere Khan. Idris Elba has dubbed for the Bengal tiger in the international version.
Disney’s The Jungle Book is one of the most-anticipated films of recent times and releases in India on April 8, a week before US release.