India, Dec. 6 -- As someone who has received numerous accolades for his transformative performances, Christian Bale can't help but wonder if modern technology will make his skills obsolete in the future. "Maybe one day, instead of actually gaining weight (for a role) I'll just sit on a chair with cameras around my head and it'll all be created digitally," Bale said. "I wouldn't be surprised."

The Oscar-winning star of films such as The Dark Knight, The Fighter, and American Hustle, was in Mumbai to attend the world premiere of Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle - the first of its kind to be held for a major Hollywood film in India - along with director Andy Serkis and co-stars Freida Pinto and Rohan Chand.

He plays Mowgli's mentor and friend,...