Priyanka, Irrfan, Nana to lend voices to 'The Jungle Book'

Shefali Shah and Om Puri will also be voicing the characters of Raksha and Bagheera

Entertainment Desk March 07, 2016
Shefali Shah and Om Puri will also be voicing the characters of Raksha and Bagheera.

After Hollywood stars such Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson voiced the iconic characters of The Jungle Book remake, Bollywood's powerhouses are set to take over its Hindi version.

Disney India has managed to get hold of A-list Bollywood actors such as Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Nana Patekar, Shefali Shah and Om Puri to lend their voices to the Indian adaptation of 1967 Walt Disney film.

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"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," said Amrita Pandey, Disney India's Vice-President, reports Pinkvilla.

"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," she confirmed.

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PeeCee, who is making waves in Hollywood, will be matching her voice to Scarlett's rendition for Kaa, the Python.

Irrfan will be voicing the character of friendly bear Balo, dubbed by Murray in the Hollywood version.

While Shefali be Raksha, the wolf, also voiced by Lupita Nyong'o.

Veteran actors Om Puri will dub for Ben's character Bagheera - the Black Panther, and Nana Patekar will roar like Shere Khan, the Bengal Tiger, also voiced by Idris.

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The Hindi remake of The Jungle Book will be directed by Jon Favreau and it is slated to release on April 8.


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