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Avan Jogia From "Victorious" Might Play "Aladdin" In Disney's Live Action Remake

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Ritchie's directing Disney's upcoming live-action version, and while he hasn't picked a leading man yet, fans on the Internet have been clamoring for Avan Jogia. who co-starred with Ariana Grande on "Victorious".

Facebook/DisneyAladdinA promotional image for Disney's "Aladdin".

It turns out that Avan Jogia, who is nearly everyone's favorite choice to play Aladdin in the upcoming live-action remake, reportedly auditioned for the role.

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?

Guy Ritchie is one step closer to making "Aladdin" wishes come true for nearly everyone - on the Internet, anyway.

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The studio is having a tricky time casting a male lead who can act, sing and capture the magic of the character and are committed to the actor being of Middle-Eastern or Indian descent. Production for the "Aladdin" live-action movie was supposed to begin in July this year, but this has been postponed as auditions drag on.

However, Hollywood Reporter suggests that opportunities are still open for newcomers to play Aladdin. They have named Hrithik Roshan, Zayn Malik, Fawad Khan, Dev Patel, Ranveer Singh, Avan Jogia and Priyanka Chopra who can very well be cast in the movie Aladdin.

As for the role of Princess Jasmine, Disney has narrowed down the search to two candidates: "Power Rangers" actress Naomi Scott and Indian actress Tara Sutaria.

The long casting process, however, appears to be a good sign as it indicates Disney's determination to get the casting right for the iconic film.


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