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First-ever world premiere for a Hollywood film in India, talent from Netflix's Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle will jet down to Mumbai to walk the red carpet on Nov. 25. Netflix picked up worldwide rights to the live-action feature, based on Rudyard Kipling's classic novel The Jungle Book, and will stream Mowgli on its service Dec. 7. Bollywood actors Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Jackie Shroff have lent their voices for the film.
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is a story about a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. Mowgli has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs.
Kaa has been captivating creatures long before Mowgli ever set foot in the jungle. Kareena Kapoor Khan will voice the enigmatic Kaa 🐍 in Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. pic.twitter.com/T9qyhRJp4A— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) November 20, 2018
Netflix India, on Tuesday morning, announced the roles Bollywood celebrities will essay in Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle in what seems like the Hindi version of the film. Anil Kapoor will play the role of tenacious mentor Baloo, the bear. Madhuri Dixit will be seen as Nisha, Abhishek plays Bagheera – the black panther, Kareena Kapoor Khan as Kaa – the python and Jackie Shroff as Shere Khan – the tiger in Netflix’s version of Mowgli.
The English version of Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle will feature Rohan Chand as Mowgli, Matthew Rhys as John Lockwood, Freida Pinto as Messua, Christian Bale as Bagheera, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, Naomie Harris as Nisha, Andy Serkis as Baloo, Peter Mullan as Akela among others. Director Andy Serkis along with Christian Bale and Freida Pinto will be visiting Mumbai for the world premiere of Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle on November 25. The film will officially premiere on the streaming service from December 7.
Watch the trailer of 'Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle'