Freida Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire fame has recently revealed that she will be playing the role of Mowgli’s mother in Jungle Book: Origins.The movie is being directed by Andy Serkis, who plays Baloo, along with Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, Christian Bale as Bagheera and Cate Blanchett as Kaa.
The action-adventure movie has been adapted from Rudyard Kipling’s novel ‘The Jungle Book’.
Freida Pinto later added in a interview to leading daily, she said:
“I play Mowgli’s adoptive mother, so I’m very, very excited about it. I read The Jungle Book and watched the TV series in India growing up, and for me, to finally be part of the film that reminds me so much of my childhood is just amazing.”
“It’s one of those films that I feel, no matter what age group you are, you’re going to enjoy that film, and I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve done something like that, because most of my films have not been good enough for children. A little too intense, so I’m very happy to finally be doing a film that can be watched by kids.”
The lead role of Mowgli in Jungle Book: Origins will be portrayed by Rohan Chand, who played Adam Sandler’s adopted son in 2011’s Jack and Jill. The film is scheduled to release next year.