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Guy Ritchie Attempts to Shrug off Whitewashing?

“Beauty and the Beast” is creating quite a rumble in the jungle for unveiling a gay character. Embracing its nature of musical theater and adding a pinch of excellent narrative, this live-action remake is truly a Beauty.

Those who loved the movie, are up for a treat! Guy Ritchie announced that they would soon start casting for the lead roles of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine for the live action remake of “Aladdin”.

As per the post, the characters they are looking for must have a Middle Eastern origin, while their wording are little vague, it said, “These characters are Middle Eastern.”

The actors must be between the ages of 18 years to 25 years. They must be able to sing and dancing skills would be an additional plus point.

“ALRIGHT KIDS, IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO FITS THIS, YOU BETTER SHARE THIS WITH THEM. SUBMIT ASAP. GOOD LUCK MY BABIES

– DANI FERNANDEZ (@MSDANIFERNANDEZ) MARCH 9, 2017

We are all aware of Hollywood’s fondness of casting white-actors for non-white roles. The industry gained a lot of criticism for this, but the big studio hardly did anything to rectify this.

“Aladin” is a 1992 movie which is loosely based “Arabian Nights”, which happens to be a very popular folk tale. The backdrop occurs in Arab sultanate, in a fictional city of “Agrabha”. The story revolves around a beggar, Aladdin, who in a series of events discovers a cave of treasure and lamp hosting a Genie in it.

This animated classic was voiced by white actors. But, this casting call seems different. Is Guy Ritchie trying to do away with whitewashing? Only time will tell…

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