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

9 desi actors who could believably play Aladdin

Apparently, they're having a hard time finding a middle eastern actor that can sing and dance, which is patently ridiculous and has Twitter scratching their heads because, like, there are just so many options.

"Lion" star Dev Patel and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" actor Riz Ahmed were among the actors Disney took interest in.

There is no Aladdin without the ethereal Jasmine, and since romantic chemistry is an integral part of the narrative, the deal has not been locked for the lead lady either.

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Twitterati gave their suggestions for who should portray the leading roles in the live-action remake of Aladdin, do you agree?

On Twitter, Jogia's legion of fans have taken matters into their own hands, rallying behind the star and nominating him as the flawless male actor to step into Aladdin's shoes. "Siddharth is flawless for it, and has already signed the Non Disclosure agreement with the Film's makers.", says the report. We're told the tape included Avan singing a song from the musical - and we're told he's now in the mix to land the lead. As for the rest of the cast, Sasha Agha and Tara Sutaria are on the cards and...

What is confirmed though? And that Siddharth will be sharing screen space with Hollywood actor Will Smith, who is already on board to play the role of genie in the film.

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