Will Smith’s Aladdin, not Student of the Year 2 was supposed to be Tara Sutaria’s debut. Watch her audition for Jasmine’s role
Tara Sutaria had auditioned for the role of Jasmine in Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of Aladdin and almost bagged it. The role finally went to Naomi Scott.Updated: May 01, 2019 17:32 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Without revealing why she is making a debut with Student of the Year 2, Tara Sutaria has revealed that initially, another film with Will Smith was supposed to be her launch vehicle in Bollywood. She revealed this after a video of Tara singing an opera surfaced online; the actor was reportedly auditioning for Jasmine’s role.
Tara had auditioned for the role of Jasmine in Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of Aladdin; the role finally went to Naomi Scott.
“I was actually supposed to do another film with Will Smith a year before we started Student of the Year 2 in London. I was working on this film Aladdin, which is, in fact, releasing a week after SOTY. So, I was meant to play Jasmine in that film. We would have worked together on that film and it is so ironic that I didn’t end up doing that film but I am doing this and he actually came here and we ended up working on this,” Tara told entertainment website in.com.
Watch Tara audition for the role of Jasmine:
Tara makes her debut alongside Chunky Panday’s daughter Ananya in Punit Malhotra’s Student of the Year 2. The film is a sequel to Karan Johar’s 2012 directorial Student of the Year that launched the careers of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra. It also stars Tiger Shroff and Aditya Seal and is slated for a May 10 release.
Will Smith is also supposed to have a cameo in Student of the Year 2. When the Hollywood star recently came to India, he shot a song with the crew and videos from the shooting surfaced online.
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First Published: May 01, 2019 17:30 IST