Disney’s live-action adventure, The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau, which released on Friday April 8, took off a good start in India and has struck gold at the box office. The film has minted Rs. 9.76 cr. at the box office.
The Jungle Book, which saw a mad rush with parents thronging theatres with their tiny tots to watch the new release, has become the second highest opener of 2016 so far after Akshay Kumar’s Airlift beating other Bollywood and Hollywood biggies.
Viewers loved each and every single frame of the movie and they were all praises for Neel Sethi, the child actor who played Mowgli and were moved by the never-before-seen special effects.
Since people in India are very closely associated with the wildlife chronicle, The Jungle Book looks all set to rake in massive moolah in the days to come.
In the Hindi version, Priyanka Chopra voices Kaa, the python, Irrfan Khan has lent his voice to the friendly bear Baloo, Shefali Shah has dubbed for Raksha, the wolf and veteran actor Om Puri has lent his voice to Bagheera, the Black Panther. Nana Patekar has once again lent his voice to Shere Khan, which he had dubbed for the fearsome tiger in the animated series, Jungle Book: The Adventures of Mowgli, that was aired on Doordarshan in the early 90s.