Mena Massoud: 'Aladdin' is a very important film

Actor Mena Massoud Said The Upcoming Live Action Adaptation Of" Aladdin" Is Important With Regard To The Representation Of People Of Color In Hollywood.

Massoud, Who Was Born In Egypt And Lived In Canada, Is Considered Aladdin In The Disney Movie.

In A Video Posted On Entertainment Website, He Opened Up About The Responsibility He Feels Being A Middle Eastern Actor In A Lead Role Of A Hollywood Movie.

" I Don't Feel A Lot Of Pressure But A Lot Of Responsibility. I Think Things Are Changing With Rami Malek Winning An Oscar For Doing An Incredible Job Like Freddie Mercury. .

" I Think This Movie Is Important For Representation. Hopefully, If It Does Well In Cinema, Hollywood Can Have Confidence In The Fact That You Can Put A Middle Eastern In A Lead Role Or In Iconic Role And It Will Do Well," Added.

Directed By Guy Ritchie , The Film Stars Will Smith As The Greater Than Life Genius, Naomi Scott Like Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari As Jafar. 'Aladdin' Will Release In India In English, Hindi, Tamil And Telugu On May 24.

He Said Princess Jasmine Wants To Empower Women All Over The World.

" We Really Focused On Making This An Empowering Role For Women All Over The World Seeing It And Naomi Doing An Incredible Job With That," Added The Actor.