“Jungle Jungle baat chali hain – Pata chala hain” - Meet the two Mowgli kids from separate ‘Jungle Book’ movies

 Jungle Jungle baat chali hain Pata chala hain Meet the two Mowgli kids from separate Jungle Book movies pardesi news 1459431530

Casting Battle: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ vs. Warner Bros. ‘Jungle Book: Origins’

The story of a young kid being raised by wolves in the forest and his adaption to nature is back to discussion. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s novel, it captures the innocence of the kid with ferocious animals like panther ‘Bagheera’ and python and witness the beautiful friendship grow, also the enmity with the ruthless tiger king of jungle ‘Shere Khan’.


Not one, but two star-studded live-action movies of the Rudyard Kipling short story collection ‘The Jungle Book’ are there in the world of animation movies. After a worldwide search, Disney chose newcomer Neel Sethi. Warner Bros selected a slightly more established child actor, picking Rohan Chand, While, Neel Sethi portrays the character of Mowgli in Disney’s The Jungle Book, the another kid of Indian-origin has bagged the role of Mowgli for next year October release Jungle Book: Origins by rival studio Warner Bros - Rohan Chand will step into the role which has been previously performed by various actors over the years.

Neel Sethi from the other jungle book movie is already visiting India to promote his movie. Disney “The Jungle Book” has Scarlett Johansson (Kaa the python), Ben Kingsley (Bagheera the panther), Idris Elba (Sher Khan the tiger), Bill Murray (Bhaloo the bear), Christopher Walken (King Louie the orangutan), and Lupita Nyong'o (Raksha the mother wolf).  Warner Bros.’ The Jungle Book: Origins is being directed by Andy Serkis and is set for an October 2016 release. The actors in this movie include Andy Serkis will voice Baloo the bear as well as direct, Christian Bale will voice the fierce but friendly panther Bagheera, Benedict Cumberbatch will be the villainous tiger Shere Khan, Cate Blanchett will be the python Kaa, and Naomie Harris will Nisha, one of the wolves that raises Mowgli.

Rohan Chand, the other Mowgli kid, is certainly not new to the limelight and has already garnered attention with his previous stints. He was cast for a small role in comedy Jack and Jill (2011) starring Adam Sandler and he later played a role in the popular series Homeland. Chand hit big with his role in the 2014 comedy Bad Words, where he played the role of a spelling bee contestant.

With two Mowgli movies in consecutive years, it is yet to be seen which kid win the more hearts with the portrayal of his role. But for kids, the Mowgli lovers, it is certainly a party time!!!!

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