The Hindi version of Netflix’s Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle features top Bollywood stars Jackie Shroff, Abishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor as voice actors.
The film, directed by Andy Serkis, premieres globally on December 7 on Netflix. Mowgli is primarily made in English but it has been dubbed in Hindi as well.
The actors shared posters of the characters they are playing on Twitter. Shroff will voice the legendary Sher Khan.
— Jackie Shroff (@bindasbhidu) November 20, 2018
Bachchan will give his voice to the wise Bagheera.
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
The jovial Baloo will be voiced by Anil Kapoor and the enigmatic Kaa by Kareena Kapoor.
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) November 20, 2018
While Dixit will take the mic for Nisha.
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
“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,” said Serkis. “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.”
The actors to voice the live action characters for the English version of the film include Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris and Rohan Chand.