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Aladdin and the Magic Lamp: A fantasy flick

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Mumbai, (ANI): The classic tale of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp has undergone a modern-day transformation at the Bollywood studios and is all set to weave its magic around the audiences in the form of a new fantasy flick.

One of the best loved children stories, which first appeared in 'The Book of One Thousand and One Nights' has been adapted by film maker Sujoy Gosh to cater to the audience. Aladdin boasts of a commendable star cast, including Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and Sri Lankan beauty queen Jacqueline Fernandez.

Aladdin is the story of an orphan, Alaadin, played by actor Riteish Deshmukh who lives in the city of Khwaish and is bullied since childhood by Kasim and his gang. How his life takes a turn when he meets Jasmine played by Jacqueline, who gives him a magic lamp and what happens after that, forms the basic plot of the film. Riteish Deshmukh, who has made a mark in comic roles, sounded quite excited to take a break from comedy and do something different.

"Aladdin primarily is fun. It has romance, action and adventure, so it is complete family kind of a film. There will be funny bits, but it's not the kind of stuff that I've done before," Riteish said.

For Jacqueline, who is making her debut with this film, acting in a Hindi film was quite a tough thing to do. "I would say its possibly one of the most challenging thing I've done in my life. It definitely was difficult to learn any language but I had a great team working with me. I had very cooperative co-stars and very cooperative director. It just made it all the more easier," she said.

The film seems a good mix of magic and action and promises to floor the audiences with its new storyline. The film will release on October 30.

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