So much for holding auditions in South Asia...
Disney's remake Aladdin finally finds itself a cast but fans are disappointed. Here's why: Aladdin will be played by Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud, Jasmine by Power Rangers star Naomi Scott and Genie by Will Smith, reported THR.
After months of search and over 2000 auditions for the lead roles in South Asian countries, Guy Ritchie went with (essentially) non-Arab actors for his upcoming film.
Consequently, people are not happy with the final casting because, dhoka, and mostly because Naomi Scott is a white woman playing the role of Jasmine.
Let's hope they cast fitting actors for Sultan, Jafar and his sidekick Iago.
Aladdin will being shooting in London next month.