Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan to lend voice for ‘Jungle Book’ Hindi version

Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan are set to lend their voice for the Hindi version of Disney's upcoming "The Jungle Book".

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:March 7, 2016 2:40 pm
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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.

“The Jungle Book is so very special to India, and we want our audience enjoy Disney’s all-new live-action adaptation. We wanted nothing but the best for the Hindi version of the film.

“We are so excited to have such veterans and A list actors come together to voice and bring alive these beloved characters making it like a hi scale Hindi film,” said Amrita Pandey, Vice-President – Studios, Disney India.

“The Jungle Book” has been directed by “Iron Man” helmer Jon Favreau, and inspired by Rudy Kipling’s adventure stories based in India and Disney’s animated version.

The Indian audience will get to watch the movie on April 8, a week before US release.

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    suzan abada
    Apr 18, 2016 at 7:28 am
    nice voice of priyanka chopara
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    Janaki Kutty
    Apr 7, 2016 at 7:01 am
    and who is for Mowgli?
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    lavisha
    May 5, 2016 at 2:20 pm
    who dubbed for father wolf?
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    Laksha mehta
    Apr 22, 2016 at 3:33 am
    Who dubbed for Lui the money king , please share the names of other actrist who have dubbed for other animals . lt;br/gt;Wonderful movie ,watched twice in hindi , will go for the english version too
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    Ranjit
    Mar 24, 2016 at 12:31 pm
    one and only the great "Nana Patekar" as Shere Khan
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    Abdul
    Sep 5, 2016 at 3:31 am
    Jackie sraoff
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    Rantu Ghosh
    Apr 15, 2016 at 10:29 am
    i like this movie
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    shahrukh mansuri
    Apr 25, 2016 at 11:12 am
    Ohye kake aap to chagye kake lt;br/gt;Mr. Baloo ap ki punjabi sune kar to mazza agya
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