A really sweet article with the young actor Neel Sethi who is playing the part of the only human character in Disney’s Jungle Book apparently looks up to Chris because he’s Captain America. This is really cute article I thought I’d post here. Of course Jungle Book is being produced through Disney and is being directed by fellow Marvel alumni Jon Favreau who directed the first two Iron Man films as well as starring as Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) bodyguard Happy Hogan. There are another two Marvel alumni members in this cast. They are Idris Elba plays Shere Khan in the film, is known in the Marvel Universe as Heimdall from Thor, THOR: THE DARK WORLD, and THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. The other cast is Scarlett Johannsen who is voicing the character of Kaa, who in the Marvel Universe is known as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow from Iron Man 2, THE AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLIDER, THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and will be seen in the upcoming CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
‘Jungle Book’ actor Neel Sethi is fond of Priyanka Chopra,
Child actor Neel Sethi, all set to make his debut with Disney’s big-budget fantasy film ‘The Jungle Book’ as Mowgli, says he is fond of Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra.
The ‘Quantico’ actress has voiced the character of ‘Kaa’, a snake who is one of Mowgli’s mentors and friends, in the Hindi version of the film. “I love Priyanka Chopra because she plays ‘Kaa’ in the Hindi version. She is now in Hollywood too. I would love to act with her, and everybody in Bollywood.
I think it’ll be a lot of fun,” Neel told PTI in an interview. Besides Priyanka, the 12-year-old youngster also looks up to ‘Captain America’ star Chris Evans and Matthew Perry, known for his role as Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom ‘Friends’. “I really like Chris Evans, because he is Captain America and is a really nice guy. I like Mathew Perry because of ‘Friends’. I love the show.”
Even though he is based in New York, Neel watches Hindi films and was impressed with the critically acclaimed Irrfan Khan starrer ‘Talvar’, which he found “very cool.”
The actor is open to do Bollywood films in the future as they have a “different acting style.” “I like everybody in Bollywood. There is a different acting style (in Bollywood). May be, in future, I would like to do a film here. It will be every exciting.” Directed by Jon Favreau, ‘The Jungle Book’, based on Rudyard Kipling’s book, narrates the story of an orphan boy Mowgli who is raised in the jungle by a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.
In the film, Neel plays the only human being and he said he was hand-picked by Favreau from over 2000 hopefuls for Mowgli.
The actor, however, bagged the role in his very first audition and was not aware of the number of people he was competing to essay the iconic character.”My dad took me to the audition. When they were told I got the role they were so excited and amazed,” he said. Once he started filming, Neel credits Favreau for guiding him as this was the first time he was venturing into acting.
‘The Jungle Book’ will release in India on April 8, a week before it hits theatres in the US.