Om Puri, who began his journey as a theatre personality, has ruled the cinematic arena with his stellar performance in films ranging from mainstream, art and crossover movies
Priyanka Chopra will voice the python Kaa. Irrfan Khan will dub for Baloo. Shefali Shah will be the desi voice of the wolf Raksha. Om Puri and Nana Patekar will provide their voice to Bagheera and the villainous tiger Shere Khan. The Jon Favreau-directed film releases in India on April 8
Child actor Neel Sethi stars as Mowgli who must escape the terrifying tiger Shere Khan while also dodging lesser but also deadly bullets such as the python Kaa's hypnotic coils and massive orangutan King Louie's giant paws. Mowgli's protectors, the black panther Bagheera and Baloo the bear, will need everything they've got to battle Shere Khan
"I know who you are and I know where you come from," Kaa whispers sibilantly to Mowgli, played by young actor Neel Sethi. The other voices - none heard here - are provided by Idris Elba for Shere Khan, Bill Murray for the bear Baloo, Ben Kingsley for Bagheera, Lupita Nyong'o for the wolf Raksha and Christopher Walken for King Louie.
The poster, tweeted by trade analyst Taran Adarsh, features Mowgli and Bagheera, played by young actor Neel Sethi and Sir Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley is to provide the voice of panther Bagheera, Lupita Nyongo will play Raksha the wolf and Christopher Walken will voice orangutang King Louie
The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India
Idris Elba is already on board to voice the villainous tiger Sher Khan, while Scarlett Johansson will lend her sound to Kaa, Mowgli's charming python ally