Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji is Jasmine in Aladdin film

Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji is the voice of Jasmine in new Aladdin film
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24 May, 2019
The singer casts her voice as Jasmine in the dubbed French version of Guy Ritchie's new Aladdin film.
The 31-year-old is known for playing the main female role in Rahbani musicals [Twitter]
Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji is the voice of Jasmine in the dubbed French version of the new Aladdin film, which was released on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old, who is known for playing the main female role in some of the most renowned Rahbani musicals, was introduced by the president of Walt Disney in France after a screening of the premiere in Le Grand Rex theatre in Paris. 

She gave a live performance of two songs from the film in French, "Speechless" and "Ce Rêve bleu", which were received by the audience with a huge ovation.

Aladdin's plot is drawn from a centuries-old Middle Eastern folk tale that features in the Arabian Nights and was retold in a 1992 Disney cartoon.

It is the story of a street urchin who finds a magic lantern containing a genie and falls in love with a rebellious princess, Jasmine. 

Directed by Guy Ritchie, the 2019 remake stars Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith as the genie, English actress Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Canadian-Egyptian Mena Massoud as Aladdin. 


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