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The Jungle Book trailer is already spooky and spectacular, with the slithering voice of Scarlett Johansson as Kaa narrating. If you thought that was good, you have to hear the Hindi version, with the voice of Priyanka Chopra. Even if you can't understand it, it sounds so eerie you'll get the idea loud and clear.

Just who is Priyanka Chopra? You might recognize her as Alex Parrish from the TV series Quantico. Or as the 2000 Miss World Pageant winner. She'll also be starring in the upcoming Baywatch reboot.

Chopra is a major star in Bollywood, and she's a philanthropist to boot. She started her own non-profit, The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education, through which she covers the tuition fees of 70 children in India.

Who else is bringing the characters of The Jungle Book to life in Hindi?

Irrfan Khan - Baloo

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Source: The Jungle Book / Jurassic World

Recognize him from Jurassic World (2015)? Khan played Simon Masrani, the CEO of Masrani Global Corporation and founder of the Jurassic World park. He was also the grown-up Pi Patel from Life Of Pi (2012). He'll be turning Bill Murray's Baloo into an equally lovable Hindi version.

Nana Patekar - Shere Khan

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Source: The Jungle Book / Huffpost

Patekar has been a beloved Bollywood actor since the '70s. Ab Tak Chhappan (2004) is one of his biggest hits. It's a film about a rogue cop that takes the law into his own hands by killing criminals instead of imprisoning them. Sounds like he'll be perfect as the villainous tiger Shere Khan (originally voiced by Idris Elba).

Om Puri - Bagheera

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Source: The Jungle Book / Movie Magik

Puri is an extremely busy Bollywood star, who found time to translate Ben Kingsley's character Bagheera into Hindi. While he has a list of Bollywood credits a mile long, you might remember him from the Hollywood film Gandhi (1982).

'The Jungle Book' premieres in India on April 8. The American release date is April 15.

What did you think of the Hindi trailer for 'The Jungle Book'?

Via Buzzfeed

Sources: Glamour, Deccan Chronicle


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