Mowgli of the upcoming Hollywood film The Jungle Book, child actor Neel Sethi will begin the international promotional tour for the movie in India, later this month. The Disney live-action epic film will mark the debut of the 12-year-old actor, who plays the only human being in the story. Neil will visit India to present the film and visit some special sites in Mumbai.
“I have heard so many stories about the jungles of India from my maternal grandparents who live here. I am so excited to be visiting my homeland once again. When my parents heard that I got the part to play Mowgli, they were so excited because the stories are based in India,” Neel said in a statement.
The Jungle Book will release in India on April 8, a week before coming out in the US.