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Priyanka, Irrfan to lend voice for Jungle Book Hindi version

Priyanka, Irrfan to lend voice for Jungle Book Hindi version
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Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Om Puri and Shefali Shah are set to lend their voice for the Hindi version of Disney-'s upcoming American live-action...

Bollywood stars Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Om Puri and Shefali Shah are set to lend their voice for the Hindi version of Disney's upcoming American live-action epic release ‘The Jungle Book’.

The original film is a re-imagining of Walt Disney's 1967 animated movie of the same name and stars Indian-American actor Neel Sethi as Mowgli.

It features the voice talents of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken.

In the Hindi version, Priyanka will voice Kaa, the python, which has been voiced by Johansson in the international film.

Irrfan will lend his voice to the friendly bear Baloo, while ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ actress Shefali Shah will dub for Raksha, the wolf.

Veteran actor Puri, who has been often honored for his performances in India and abroad, will lend his voice to Bagheera, the Black Panther.

‘The Jungle Book’ has been directed by ‘Iron Man’ helmer Jon Favreau, and inspired by Rudy Kipling s adventure stories based in India and Disney's animated version.

The Indian audience will get to watch the movie on April 8, a week before US release.

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