Child actor Neel Sethi who is seen as 'Mowgli' in the upcoming American film 'The Jungle Book' loves India and especially 'Golgappas' (Pani-Puri), a street snack.
Neel Sethi. Pic/Suresh Karkera
This is not the first time that Neel has come to India he has been here before. "I have come to India before as my grandparents are here. I love India because this is my home. This is so different from usual New York from where I come. It's so different and cool," he said.
One special fondness that the 12-year-old-actor has of India is eating Golgappas (Pani-Puri). "...Golgappas (Pani-Puri) I can have 27 in one go. I tried to beat my sister but that did not happen," Neel said on a lighter note.
According to Neel, Indian movies are very cool and different and he likes to see them. With the first look and trailer of 'The Jungle Book' all out there, Neel is seen all over and is treated like a star.
Is he treated differently at home, pat comes the reply, "Not at all, not one bit. My sister still beats me to the ground." Directed by Jon Favreau, "The Jungle Book" narrates the story of an orphan boy 'Mowgli' who is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.
"'Balu the Bear' is my favourite character because he is so full spirit. He cares but he doesn't want to worry that much, he is very happy and calm," Neel said.
Neel had great time shooting for fantasy adventure film "The Jungle Book". "It was so cool and different. I have never done this before so I think this is normal and really nice. I just went along with it (the flow) because I didn't know what to do. I just followed Jon (Jon Favreau)," he said. The Jungle Book will release in the country on April 8, a week before coming out in the US.