The 33-year-old Padma Shri awardee, who was busy shooting for her debut international TV series 'Quantico' in Montreal, said she managed to squeeze out time from her busy schedule to voice her favourite character from the Rudyard Kipling's classic tale.

"I was very excited to do 'The Jungle Book'. I almost missed out the opportunity to voice it because of the date issues. I was not able to do it because the film (Jungle Book) was about to release. I was in Montreal shooting for

'Quantico' and that month was quite hectic for me as 'Baywatch' also happened the same month," Priyanka told media.

The former Miss World said Disney India honcho Siddharth Roy Kapur strictly asked her to do the voiceover.

Asked what all childhood memories she had about the show, Priyanka said, "Sunday was almost synonymous to Jungle Book.

We used to sit in front of the TV and watch it. It used to be my ritual. I had mugged up the show's title track 'Jungle Jungle baat chali hai'"

Directed by Jon Favreau, 'The Jungle Book' narrates the story of an orphan boy Mowgli who is raised in the jungle by a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.

Priyanka is happy that the film is doing good and she is getting appreciation from all quarters. "I am excited that the film opened so well. And I am lucky that I could do Kaa because it's very interesting," she said.

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