Mowgli ap­peals to to­day’s youth: Ab­hishek

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Ab­hishek Bachchan, who

has voiced the char­ac­ter of Bagheera in the Hindi ver­sion of Mowgli: Leg­end Of the Jun­gle,

says it was won­der­ful for him as a par­ent to be able to share this story with his daugh­ter Aarad­hya Bachchan.

Asked what his fond­est mem­ory of The Jun­gle Book is, Ab­hishek said: “Most peo­ple my age will prob­a­bly tell you of the orig­i­nal car­toon film - my gen­er­a­tion’s child­hood was spent singing a lot of those songs and re-en­act­ing a lot of those scenes. It was won­der­ful for me to­day as a par­ent to able to share that story with my daugh­ter. It was re­ally nice.”

Ab­hishek also spoke about Mowgli’s in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the clas­sic story, which re­leased glob­ally on the stream­ing site Net­flix on Fri­day. “To­day’s gen­er­a­tion is very aware and ma­ture than what we were at that age. So, I am not sure the orig­i­nal Jun­gle Book story which was made into a car­toon would ap­peal to them any­more. They might find it a lit­tle in­fan­tile. I think what is won­der­ful about Mowgli is that it’s a rep­re­sen­ta­tion of Rud­yard Ki­pling’s story which ap­peals to to­day’s youth,” Ab­hishek added.

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