Make way for this rising star here! Read on...
The Jungle Book is going to be huge, hands down! Having some of the finest cast on board like Scarlett Johansson, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong'o, Christopher Walken and Idris Elba to voice the realistic CGI animals along with a crazy awesome director like Jon Favreau couldn't have been better, right? From the time the trailers have hit the social media and even television screens, it has only sparked one message, EXTRAORDINARY! In fact, not just the English version of the film but even the Hindi dubbed version has a spectacular cast with Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Om Puri, Nana Patekar, Shefali Shah and Bugs Bhargava. So while we know how brilliant the voices behind the animals are, the only living character in the film, Neel Sethi aka Mowgli is still a mystery to all.
However, when I first met him, all I could think of apart from thinking how cute this kid is, that he is one bright little boy! All I wanted to do was to get to know him better and guess what, being such a warm person that he is, he was nice enough to divulge all details about him as a person. Even though he is a part of such a magnanimous movie, Neel didn't have an iota of pride and in fact, he was willing to talk more. Although initially he did seem a little nervous maybe because we were five journalists and he was just one. We all had our eyes on him, you see. But soon he relaxed and baffled us with his confidence. From liking his homeland, India to being a crazy Captain America fan, here's the real Neel that you guys should know about! Check out the excerpts from my interview with the Mowgli of The Jungle Book:
2. Favourite sport
Everything. Basketball, Baseball, Football.
3. Favourite superhero
4. Batman or Superman?
Batman. I feel like he's the underdog.
5. Justice League or Avengers?
I bet they're gonna do that as a movie.But I feel like the DC comics is more overpowering.
6. Favourite Bollywood actor?
I can't pick. I don't know.
7. Favourite Bollywood actress?
Priyanka Chopra. 'Cause she's Kaa in the Hindi version and she does Hollywood
8. Bollywood Film he liked
Talvar. I watched that like a long time ago. It was good.
9. Favourite actor in Hollywood?
Chris Evans because of Captain America and Matthew Perry from Friends.
10. Favourite actor from The Jungle Book cast
Bill Murray. I had really good time with Baloo sorry Bill Murray because we played football together and we ate briscuit that Jon Favreau smoked for 13 hours and those were really good.
11. Favourite Food?
12. Favourite Indian food?
Gol Gappa, Dosa, Biryani, Muli Paratha, Gulab Jamun.
13. Favourite book?
Harry Potter books.
14. Favourite moment from shooting The Jungle Book:?
Probably the water scene. Because that was realest scene I have ever done and it's a good scene in the movie with Baloo and I singing.
His upcoming movie, The Jungle Book is slated to release on April 8 in India. ARe you excited to watch the film? Tell us in the comments section below!
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