It was reported earlier that Beautiful actress Priyanka Chopra will lend her voice to the Hindi version of upcoming film The Jungle Book, which is based on a book by Rudyard Kipling and Priyanka, who will be the voice of the python Kaa, unveiled the Hindi trailer of the film on her Twitter page.
Priyanka said, ”The Jungle Book was one of my favorite parts of my childhood and now I get to be in it as the voice of Kaa! Wooopiee!” Priyanka Chopra will match Scarlett Johansson’s sensual rendition of Kaa while Irrfan will dub for the friendly bear Baloo, which is dubbed by Bill Murray in the Hollywood version. Shefali Shah will dub for Raksha, the Wolf and Om Puri will lend his voice for the Black Panther Bagheera. Nana Patekar, who had dubbed for the fearsome tiger Shere Khan in the animated series – the Jungle Book: The Adventures of Mowgli – that was aired on Doordarshan in the 90s, will once again lend his voice to Shere Khan. Idris Elba has dubbed for the Bengal tiger in the international version.
Disney’s The Jungle Book is one of the most-anticipated films of recent times and releases in India on April 8, a week before US release.