It's not a big surprise to hear about the Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji reaching international levels. Her unique talent, her well-mastered vocal techniques, and her excellent performance in every work she offers have now earned her the international stage.
And so it happened that Walt Disney has selected her to cast her voice on the character of "Yasmine" in the French version of the new Aladdin movie.
Early this month, Tawaji contentedly announced the news to her fans on her social media platforms, including Twitter, where she posted a photo of her and the cover of the Aladdin movie.
Belle surprise à vous annoncer!— Hiba Tawaji 💫 (@hibatawaji) May 9, 2019
Heureuse de prêter ma voix (parlée et chantée) à #Jasmine pour la version Française du nouveau film @Disney #Aladdin 💫
🎥 Le 22 Mai au cinéma !!! @DisneyFR @disneyaladdin #Fr @realguyritchie @willsmith @NaomiScott @MenaMassoud @AIMenken pic.twitter.com/07nnwgxgXJ
"I have a nice surprise to announce to you! I'm happy to lend my voice (spoken and sung) to Jasmine for the French version of the new movie Aladdin," she tweeted, announcing the date of the movie's release to be May 22.
Speaking to a local media source bisara7a, Tawaji confirmed that she will cast her voice on the character of "Yasmine". She also declared that a new song was written for her character under the title "Speechless" for the English version and "Parler" for the French version.
The film premiere took place in Paris in the movie theater Le Grand Rex in the presence of nearly 3,000 people, including stars, actors, and media personalities, as well as the film's cast and crew.
After the screening of the film, the president of Walt Disney in France introduced her to the audience, informing them that 'she is the one who plays the voice of Yasmin in the film.'
Afterward, Hiba sang to the audience two songs from the film in French, "Speechless" and "Ce Rêve bleu" (This Bleu Dream). Her performance and the film were met with a huge ovation from the audience in the hall.
Aladdin is the latest Disney remake of its animated family film classics. The film is claimed to be "one of the most diverse casts ever put on screen."
This new version of Aladdin was directed by the famous international director Guy Ritchie. The cast features none other than Will Smith as a blue genie from the Uncanny Valley, the Canadian of Egyptian origins Mena Massoud, and the British actress of Indian descent Naomi Scott in the character of Jasmine.
Aladdin has just started screening, on May 22, in French and international cinema.