Disney struggles to cast Jasmine and Aladdin, Twitter suggests Priyanka Chopra, Dev Patel – Makers of live-action Aladdin struggle to finalise their star cast; tweets from all over the world have suggestions for the team.
Priyanka Chopra and Dev Patel attend 2017 Golden Globes Awards. (File Photo)
It has been almost a year since Guy Ritchie and Disney started the search for the lead actor and actress for 1992 hit animated movie Aladdin. They launched a global casting call in March in search of the lead cast from all around the world.
Aladdin is the story of a street kid who teams up with a genie to woo Princess Jasmine.
Ritchie and the team are looking for an actor who can both, dance and sing well. The team is looking for an actor of Middle-Eastern or Indian descent. Dev Patel and Riz Ahmed are the two names which are included in their lists and rest are new faces from all around the world, reports The Hollywood Reporter. For female lead, names like Naomi Scott of Power Rangers and Indian actress Tara Sutaria, who worked in Disney India’s The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir, have made the shortlist.
However, it seems that Twitterverse has some suggestions about the star cast. The names like Priyanka Chopra, Oded Fehr, and Hrithik Roshan were being discussed.
Priyanka Chopra as Princess Jasmine and Dev Patel as Aladdin would have the whole world shooK! pic.twitter.com/uDh03KE5QL
— béni. (@WrittenByTerry) July 11, 2017
— Jenny Yang (@jennyyangtv) July 11, 2017
"We can't find anyone of similar descent to play Aladdin" pic.twitter.com/Vr4QBoigyL
— Queen Witch Catrina (@ohcatrina) July 11, 2017
To all the lovely people saying I should try for #Aladdin thank you. It would be wonderful but only time will tell.
— Tony Revolori (@TonyRevolori) July 11, 2017