Irrfan Khan has given the world many memorable characters – be it Rana from Piku, Simon Masrani from Jurassic World or Maqbool from Maqbool. And he continues to do so even as the voice of Baloo in The Jungle Book.
His rendition of Baloo is amazingly endearing and humane. Since the trailer of Jungle Book came out, the Punjabi Baloo is winning hearts galore. Trying to find the right chord for the big fat Baloo the bear Irrfan wanted someone resembling from Indian ethos and what would be befitting more but punjabis known for their big hearts.
Mayur Puri the writer of the hindi Jungle Book a punjabi himself loved the idea which Irrfan gave and we have now a baloo saying “Puttar” and the most endearing “Thand Rakh” becoming talk of the twitter.