Mowgli appeals to today’s youth: Abhishek
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.