Jungle Book: Scarlett Johansson, Priyanka Chopra voice Kaa in different releases
While Bill Murray, Scarlett Johnansson, and Idris Elba lead the voice cast of Disney’s The Jungle Book, an international version of the film features an alternate roster, including Quantico star Priyanka Chopra.
The actress voices the sinister snake Kaa, originally voiced by Johansson, in India’s Hindi version. “The Jungle Book was one of my favourite parts of my childhood & now I get to be in it as the voice of Kaa! Wooopiee!” Chopra wrote on Facebook.
Listen to Chopra’s Kaa in the trailer below, also featuring Nana Patekar as Shere Khan (voiced by Elba in the English version), Om Puri as Bagheera (also voiced by Ben Kingsley), and Bugs Bhargava as King Louie (also voiced by Christopher Walken).
Chopra headlines ABC’s Quantico, in which she plays a promising F.B.I. recruit suspected of terrorist activity. In 2017, she’ll feature alongside Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, and Alexandra Daddario in the Baywatch reboot.
Directed by Jon Favreau, The Jungle Book will feature Neel Sethi as Mowgli and hit U.S. theaters on April 15. The Hindi release drops a few days earlier on April 8.