Will Smith plays the role of Genie, a character that the legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams made iconic by his performance in the original Aladdin. Smith's portrayal of the role in the promos has evoked mixed reception.
After the failure of Disney's last live-action Dumbo, the company is hopeful of reaping profits from Aladdin. However, only time will tell if bringing Hollywood star Will Smith on board helped the movie's case or not.
The 2016 White House Correspondents’ dinner, which was US President Barack Obama’s last in office, was attended by Priyanka Chopra, Nina Dobrev, Will Smith, Kendall Jenner and many more from film fraternity from all across the globe.