Netflix making Hindi version of 'Mowgli', Kareena Kapoor will play a snake

Mowgli film poster Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 22, 2018, 02.20 PM (IST)

Netflix's original film ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ is ready to hit the screens. Based on Rudyard Kipling's famous book 'The Jungle Book', the Hindi version of the film on Netflix boasts of a star-studded cast. 

According to a Netflix press release, the film will have Abhishek Bachchan as Bagheera, Kareena Kapoor as Kaa, Anil Kapoor as Baloo, Madhuri Dixit as Nisha, Jackie Shroff as Shere Khan, among others. Watch the trailer of the film here. 

The international cast includes Christian Bale (Bagheera), Andy Serkis (Baloo), Benedict Cumberbatch (Shere Khan), Cate Blanchett (Kaa), Rohan Chand (Mowgli), Matthew Rhys (Lockwood) and Freida Pinto (Messua) who also takes up the role in Hindi. 

The CGI live-action film directed by Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling’s masterpiece, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. 

From the trailer, it is evident that Mowgli is a darker version of the famous children's classic. Talking about this, Serkis said, “It was always meant to be PG-13, and this allows us to go deeper, with darker themes, to be scary and frightening in moments. The violence between animals is not gratuitous, but it’s definitely there. This way of going allows us to get the film out without compromise.”

The film was first taken up by Warner Bros and was later acquired by Netflix. 

‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ premieres globally on Netflix on 7 December, 2018. 

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Rudyard Kipling's famous book 'The Jungle Book' has been adapted on the screen multiple times before. Now OTT platform Netflix is making another version of the cult classic titled 'Mowgli'.