True, her breakout role is a tad more adult than Disney might like. Terrific with a fiery style, she got attention for a scene flaunting her chest before a man dying of poison and only giving the cure when he talked of how beautiful she was. But for now, Scott is only focused on "Aladdin. Here are some other ladies we … [Most read] Goodbye Vista Tower, hello St. Regis. Growing nicely in the part, Shankar showed great humor but drama of her complex character getting into bad affairs, the wrong side of bullying and more. The legendary Alan Menken, who composed the music for both the original film and the remake, wrote the new tune with the award-winning "Dear Evan Hansen" and "La La Land" scribes Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Born to an English father and Saudi Arabian mother, Aiysha Hart is a rising starlet in the international scene. She showed a terrific singing voice and a lovely persona and while the show only lasted two seasons, it got a good cult following. The daughter of badminton player Prakash Padukone (yes, badminton is a big sport in India), she seemed ready to continue that but got into acting instead. From the start, the aptly named Summer shone well. Born in Dubai to Iranian parents, Aker was raised in Canada and started acting in their large TV and movie industry. Her You Tube channel has made this comedian/writer a huge success with millions of followers. Yet, Thirlwall showcases a fun charm and would have done nicely in the part. Jasmine won't go 'Speechless' in new 'Aladdin' song. https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/4043441/naomi-scott-princess-jasmine Indian isn't middle-eastern, Hollywood. The 26-year-old actress is taking on the role of Princess Jasmine in Disney's live-action remake of "Aladdin," but it's not her first time jumping into a role that's already been well-established. ", Another said: "All these Arab actresses on the planet and they cast half-white, half-Indian Naomi Scott as Jasmine. 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Clearly talented from a young age, she was discovered by former Eternal star Kelle Bryan who signed her as a client. She’s won several of Filmfare’s Best Actress awards and emerged as a huge star in her land. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Next, fans will see her as Elena in "Charlie's Angels." She’s a fantastic performer, able to take on a variety of outfits and costumes with a terrific flair and style. Their future lineup looks to continue that with The Lion King and a prequel of Cruella DeVill. NAOMI Scott has been cast as Princess Jasmine in the upcoming live action remake of Aladdin. Princess Jasmine is the deuteragonist of Disney's 1992 animated feature film, Aladdin. Honour got her attention, winning raves and Hart cited as a good highlight. As the future Sultana, Jasmine has a strong sense of obligation to her kingdom. At first, she was just a side character but blossomed with Santana getting fantastic lines and great numbers. Her good humor can carry her and she’s proven she has the chops for the songs. Not only is she an actress but Bhatt has also started her own clothing line and performed in concerts. Pinto has also been acclaimed for her fantastic red carpet style, a gorgeous beauty who always stands out anywhere she goes. She also had a big plot getting into a relationship with fellow cheerleader Brittany (Heather Morris) and coming out to her religious family. Born in Canada, this actress possesses a fantastic allure thanks to her mix of Irish and Filipino descent. With both Egyptian and Libyan blood in her, Thirlwall looks terrific and sure has the singing chops for Jasmine. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Chicago’s newest skyscraper has a new name, new hotel and a restaurant deal with Alinea Group. "Growing up in the Church fostered an inner spirituality that also introduced me to the concept of music having a deeper meaning," she told Hyperbae. 'Aladdin' heads for magical $100 million opening in North America, 'Aladdin' review: A whole new same old world ... this time with Will Smith, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, left, and Naomi Scott as Jasmine in Disney's live-action adaptation of the 1992 animated classic "Aladdin. She's a three-dimensional flesh and blood young woman who wants to be heard and respected," Menken explained. Sellers’ biggest role has been Tyrene, one of the “Sand Snakes,” the trio of deadly sister warriors on Game of Thrones. Her alluring look and gorgeous features make her really stand out and this could have been a star-making role. This had her showing a sexier and tougher side to handle the wild antics. She’s also moved to movies such as this summer’s Baywatch. There are even those not of Middle Eastern descent but still having the right exotic looks for the role and could have made it far more striking. I'm A Celeb in fresh fakery row as castle trials actually filmed in studio, CBB star Heavy D dies aged 47 as pal says 'you lived life the way you wanted', I'm A Celeb's Giovanna Fletcher's brother Mario Falcone hits out at Shane Richie, Woman in hysterics as ASOS jumpsuit JUST covers boobs after buying model's size, Meghan reveals she had a miscarriage causing her & Harry 'unbearable grief', ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. But that doesn’t take away from how gorgeous and alluring this terrific actress is. Sellers just has the exotic air needed for Jasmine and would have been interesting to see how that sexual presence is toned down yet still a good edge for the princess. A fresh take on sports: the biggest news and most entertaining lists. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Born to Indian parents, she grew up in Canada, studying acting and getting into minor roles. Here are some other ladies we would've liked to see in the role. Her family is among the biggest in the Bollywood film world, her father a director/producer and thus she’s born for the business. She got attention playing Rachel Weisz’s daughter in The Whistleblower and voicing the main character in the successful international animated series Mia and Me. It's a statement, saying 'I feel like I'm being drowned and I will not be drowned. In 2015, Chopra became a star in the U.S. with her role as Alex Parrish on the ABC thriller Quantico. For the last few years, Shankar has taken a break in acting, running her own cosmetics business in Canada. She broke out showing her singing chops on the ABC show Galavant playing a renegade princess in some nutty adventures. The show was sadly canceled after just two seasons but Hart has continued her work in British crime shows New Blood and Line of Duty.