Neel Sethi on ‘The Jungle Book’ and the Toughest “Animal” to Work With

     April 15, 2016

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I absolutely loved Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book. The best way I can describe the film is that it’s his Avatar – meaning a film that transports you to another time and place and something you absolutely want to see in 3D. As most of you know, the film is based on the classic animated film and focuses on Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a boy raised in the jungle by wolves, who must go on the run when he becomes hunted by the jungle’s cruel overlord, Shere Khan (voiced by Idris Elba). Loaded with incredible visual effects that have to be seen to be believed, The Jungle Book is the type of film all ages can enjoy and I absolutely recommend checking it out this weekend when it opens in theaters. The film also features the voices of Bill MurrayBen KingsleyLupita Nyong’oScarlett JohanssonChristopher WalkenGiancarlo Esposito, and Emjay Anthony.


Last week at the Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Neel Sethi who did an incredible job in the film. He talked about memorable moments from filming, what he collects, which was the toughest animal to work with, his reaction to the finished film, and more.

Neel Sethi:

  • Which was the toughest animal to work with?
  • Memorable moments from filming.
  • How he would have done the movie for free.
  • What does he collect?
  • What was it like for him seeing the finished film?

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