“The Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions have been so appreciated and that is very special for us. 'The Jungle Book' is a legacy and we are humbled that families across India have contributed to taking this legacy forward and embracing Mowgli's latest adventure with such affection,” Pandey added.
Released in India in four languages (English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu), “The Jungle Book” stars Indian-American actor Neel Sethi as Mowgli.
Despite being in competition with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's highly anticipated film “Fan”, “The Jungle Book” managed to maintain its golden run at the box office in its second week too and collected Rs.27.2 crore in its second weekend. Along with Neel, “The Jungle Book” is supported by Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken.
Bollywood stars Irrfan Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Nana Patekar, Shefali Shah and Om Puri have lent their voices for the Hindi version of “The Jungle Book”. It's not the first time that a Hollywood film has collected over Rs.100 crore in India upon its release. Previously, films like James Cameron's “Avatar” and actor Vin Diesel-starrer “Furious 7” have grossed the Rs.100 crore during their respective runs at the Indian box office.