Guy Ritchie's Aladdin live-action remake: Bollywood actor Siddharth Gupta cast in lead role?
Hollywood director Guy Ritchie was reportedly having a tough time getting the casting of his upcoming Aladdin film right. However, it seems like the director's search for an actor, who has middle-eastern looks and can sing, as well, has ended. Indian actor Siddharth Gupta has reportedly been signed to play Aladdin, as per Hindustan Times.
Gupta had made his Bollywood debut with 'Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi', opposite Simran Kaur Mundi. The film failed to make an impression on the audiences. However, Aladdin could be a huge game-changer for the actor.
The same HT report suggests that the actor has already signed a non-disclosure agreement with the makers and they are content to have found someone that is fresh and equally adventurous.
There is no official confirmation from neither the director nor Disney yet. As far as the female lead is concerned, Tara Sutaria and Sasha Agha are reportedly being considered to play Aladdin love interest, Jasmine.
Ritchie had earlier expressed that he wants to cast authentic Indian actors for the film. He had even roped in Mumbai based casting director Tess Joseph. Joseph is credited with doing casting for films like Life of Pi, The Namesake and Lion, and has earned a reputation for casting appropriate Indian actors for Indian parts in Hollywood films.