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Guy Ritchie rumored to have finalized the lead actor for upcoming 'Aladdin'

According to the reports, ‘Kuku Mathur ki Jhand Ho Gayi’ actor Siddhartha Gupta has been chosen by the director to play the titular role of Aladdin

Guy Ritchie Guy Ritchie rumored to have finalized the lead actor for upcoming 'Aladdin' Source : Press

Acclaimed director Guy Ritchie, who has been chosen by Disney to helm their live action film, Aladdin has rumored to finalized the casting for the lead role of Aladdin for the movie. According to the reports from The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi' actor Siddhartha Gupta has been chosen by the director to play the titular role of Aladdin in the upcoming live action spin on the Disney's classic animated movie. Although there was a buzz on the twitter that wanted Dev Patel to play Aladdin and Priyanka Chopra to play the role of his love interest - Princess Jasmine, but it seems like Director Guy Ritchie has other plans and want fresh faces for his film. As of now, only one casting choice has been finalized, actor Will Smith has been chosen to play the role of ‘Genie' in the film.

According to a source close to the developments, the studios have finalized Siddhartha Gupta after months of extensive search for a fresh face. The source further reveals that the makers were desperate to find an Indian actor who was not only a fresh face but also fits the role of an adventurous boy. The source further added that according to the studios, Siddharth Gupta is perfect for the role and has already signed the Non Disclosure agreement with the Film's makers.

However, the female lead is yet to be finalized. According to the sources, two actresses have been shortlisted - Sasha Agha and Tara Sutaria. Both have auditioned for the role but it yet to be seen, who lands the role.


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