Irrfan Khan, will be lending his voice to the friendly bear Baloo, in the Indian dubbed version of ‘The Jungle Book’.
Neel Sethi, the young actor who landed the role of Mowgli in Disney’s live action film ‘The Jungle Book’, was seen bond with Bollywood star Irrfan Khan. Irrfan who has made starred in several Hollywood films, will be lending his voice to the friendly bear Baloo, in the Indian dubbed version.
Irrfan’s character Baloo, shares a close bond with Neel’s character Mowgli in the film and the books. The Bollywood star thus reached out to the young lad with a Twitter post saying, “#Baloo says “Hello” from India 🙂 @TheNeelSethi my honey reserve is over and I need you 😉 #TheJungleBook.”
It wasn’t long before Neel responded with his witty yet welcoming comeback.
Disney’s The Jungle Book is one of the most-anticipated films of recent times. It has been directed by ‘Iron Man’ director Jon Favreau, and is a film adaptation of Rudy Kipling’s adventure stories based in India.
The Indian audience will get to watch The Jungle Book on April 8, a week before US release, as the Indian audience have grown up watching the cartoon adventure stories of Mowgli, Bagheera, Baloo and Shere Khan.