Bollywood actor Siddharth Gupta cast in lead role?

Jasmine Dev Patel Aladdin Guy Ritchie Hrithik Roshan Priyanka Chopra Riz Ahmed Disney Twitter Hollywood Oded Fehr Web

Jasmine Dev Patel Aladdin Guy Ritchie Hrithik Roshan Priyanka Chopra Riz Ahmed Disney Twitter Hollywood Oded Fehr Web

Disney is moving forward with pursuing a live-action remake of the classic film "Aladdin".

Twitterati gave their suggestions for who should portray the leading roles in the live-action remake of Aladdin, do you agree? It's not yet clear if Disney or director Guy Ritchie will attempt to rectify the story so that it more accurately depicts Middle Eastern culture entirely.

Honestly, from a pool of 2,000 auditions, there wasn't one that fit into the role of Aladdin, not even from Bollywood or our local industry? The studio says it's only considering actors of Middle Eastern or Indian descent. Riz Ahmed and Dev Patel were on the cards, but no deals have been finalised yet.

However, Hollywood Reporter suggests that opportunities are still open for newcomers to play Aladdin.

The Internet, on the other hand, is also helping out.

During Disney's D23 Expo presentation today, Disney production President Sean Bailey announced that Mena Massoud will star as Aladdin, while "Power Rangers'" Naomi Scott will play Jasmine.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, "finding a male lead in his 20s who can act and sing has proven hard - especially since the studio wants someone of Middle Eastern or Indian descent". He will voice Genie, a character voiced by the late Robin Williams in the original 1992 animated film.

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