Priyanka promises Neel Sethi ‘epic’ Hindi version of ‘The Jungle Book’

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Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra, who has a fan in Neel Sethi — the Mowgli of Disney’s “The Jungle Book” — has asked the Indian-American child actor to brace up for an adventurous ride with the Hindi dubbed version of the international film.

Neel, who is currently in Mumbai for the promotions of the film, in an interview to IANS shared that he is fond of Priyanka, who is famous in Hollywood now courtesy “Quantico”.

And the 12-year-old also took to Twitter to post: “Priyanka Chopra #KAA-not wait for #TheJungleBook as it slithers into cinemas in India in two weeks! #April8”.

Priyanka will be infusing life to the soft and hypnotic voice of the python Kaa, voiced by Scarlett Johansson in the English version of the adventure fantasy film.

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Currently shooting for “Quantico”, which is aired on Star World, Star World HD and Star World Premiere in India, and her Hollywood debut project “Baywatch”, Priyanka took out time from her schedule to respond to Neel’s tweet.

She posted: “Trust Me (Vishwaassss karo mera) Neel Sethi… It’s going to be epic! Have fun in Mumbai, Mowgli.”

Along with Priyanka, different characters from the Hindi version of the film have been voiced by Irrfan Khan, Nana Patekar, Shefali Shah and Om Puri.

Directed by Jon Favreau, “The Jungle Book” promises to be an advanced version of the eponymous 1967 animated film, and brings the story of Rudyard Kipling’s 1864 timeless classic back on the big screen.

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