"Since we are very similar, it was not difficult for me. But I had to grow my hair, and the team also gave me hair extensions. It wasn't that bad. It was pretty comfortable. It was a lot of fun. I just went along with the flow. My friends saw the trailer and they think it was cool but they still treat me like a normal person," said Neel Sethi
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.
Jon Favreau has directed the film which is the latest live action adaptation of a Disney venture following the likes of Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and Beauty & The Beast. The production house posted a very short video on Instagram on Sunday which shows a young silhouetted boy standing amidst the setting of a wild jungle