Jungle Book Hindi trailer: Priyanka Chopra ain’t no Scarlett Johansson

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 18, 2016 18:12 IST
Introducing Priyankaaaa Chopra. (YouTube)

The big-budget special effects epic The Jungle Book has released its first Hindi trailer with Priyanka Chopra at the front and centre of the 1.5 minute clip.

The trailer is basically the same as the teaser we got a few months ago - just dubbed. The makers have hired an all-star voice cast for both the English and Hindi versions. If you remember that first teaser, it was mostly just Scarlett Johansson’s character Kaa offering slithery warnings to Mowgli, and so is this one. But this time Kaa is voiced by Priyanka Chopra, who is in everything now.

Watch the trailer here

While Priyanka can’t quite match up to Scarlett Johansson’s sultry delivery, she does manage to put her own spin on the character and adds a menacing touch to her performance.

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And the promise of Irrfan Khan, Nana Patekar and Om Puri also voicing characters just makes waiting for the April 8 release date seem like an eternity. The movie is directed by Iron Man’s Jon Favreau and is based on the celebrated Rudyard Kipling novel, that was, of course, set in India.

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