Netflix’s Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle directed by Andy Serkis premieres globally on December 7. The film will also be dubbed in Hindi and the voice cast for the same is quite impressive.
While Jackie Shroff will voice the legendary Shere Khan, Abhishek Bachchan takes the mic for the wise Bagheera. The jovial Baloo will be voiced by Anil Kapoor. Kareena Kapoor will voice the enchanting Kaa and Madhuri Dixit will voice Nisha.
The actors shared their character posters on Twitter.
— Jackie Shroff (@bindasbhidu) November 20, 2018
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
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
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
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is being primarily made in English and actors Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch and Naomie Harris will voice the live action characters. While Rohan Chand is playing the lead role of Mowgli, Frieda Pinto and Matthew Rhys play significant characters.
At the recent Netflix event See What’s Next Asia in Singapore, director Andy Serkis spoke about the upcoming epic action-adventure film. He shared, “You can’t tell this story to the world without acknowledging that this character is from India, and Rudyard Kipling (the writer of Mowgli) was from India. He was a child of British India and had a particular set of values. And you have to reinterpret the values and underpin the story in that manner.”
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle starts streaming from December 7 on Netflix.