Anil, Kareena, Abhishek, Madhuri to dub Netflix's 'Mowgli' in Hindi
Netflix today announced that Bollywood actors Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Madhuri Dixit, among others, will be lending their voices for the Hindi version of Andy Serkis' adventure film 'Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle'. Abhishek will voice Bagheera, the black panther who's a friend and mentor to the "man-cub" Mowgli. In the English version, Oscar-winner Christian Bale has voiced the character.
Anil to play Baloo, Jackie Shroff to voice Shere Khan
Kapoor is taking on the role of beloved bear Baloo, played by Serkis himself, while Jackie Shroff will voice the villainous Bengal tiger, Shere Khan, which was portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the English version. Madhuri Dixit and Kareena will provide the voice work for python Kaa and female wolf Nisha, respectively, which was done by Cate Blanchett and Naomie Harris in English.
Frieda Pinto to play her role in Hindi as well
Netflix also announced that actor Freida Pinto, who plays Mowgli's adoptive mother Messua, will also do the voice work in Hindi. The India-set film will have its world premiere on November 25 in Mumbai with its lead cast- Serkis, Bale, Pinto, and newcomer Rohan Chand in attendance. Its trailer was launched at Netflix's See What's Next: Asia event held in Singapore earlier this week.