Freida Pinto to play mother in ‘Jungle Book: Origins’

Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto says she is portraying Mowgli’s adoptive mother in “Jungle Book: Origins”.

In an interview with, the Indian actress opened up about her upcoming role in Warner Brothers’ motion capture live-action adventure adaptation of “The Jungle Book”, based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling.

“I play Mowgli’s adoptive mother, so I’m very, very excited about it,” Pinto said.

“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,” the 31-year-old added.

“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).”

Director Andy Serkis’s adaptation of the classic tale is set to hit theatres in October 2017.

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