London, Apr 14: Ben Kingsley, who voiced Bagheera in the live-adaptation version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale “The Jungle Book”, says the big cat mannerism was like a military personnel. Kingsley’s character does not sing, but the star thinks it suits Bagheera’s sensible manner, reported Contactmusic.(Also Read: The Jungle Book rules Indian box office; rakes Rs 48.07 CR in 4 days)Also Read - Black Leopard Spotted in Madhya Pradesh's Pench Tiger Reserve: Return of Mowgli's Bagheera Likely to Increase Tourism

“I think I hum along, towards the end, with the famous song. But, Bagheera is military. I don’t think he’s given to humming or singing. I see him as General Bagheera. “Knowing that Kipling was born in India, I based my Bagheera on the kind of British officer who would be stationed in India, at the time of the Empire, who would have a lot of people under his command. Also Read - Bagheera From The Jungle Book: Wildlife Photographer Shares Surreal Image of Black Panther, Leaves Internet Smitten

He probably loves his men under his command, but he’s a tough love coach. That military side of him, I really warmed to,” Kingsley said. Also Read - Children's films becoming fewer in Tollywood: Raj Chakraborty