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Gal Gadot to play Cleopatra but Twitter is not happy!

The story will be told 'for the first time through women's eyes, both behind and in front of the camera

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Gal Gadot is all set to play the title character of Cleopatra in the upcoming Paramount’s take on a historic classic. However, Twitter is not happy with the announcement!

Soon after the news of being roped in for the role, The Wonder Woman actress took to Twitter to announce that she will collaborate with filmmaker Patty Jenkins.

Gal Gadot, in a series of tweets, shared, As you might have heard I teamed up with @PattyJenks and  @LKalogridis to bring the story of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, to the big screen in a way she’s never been seen before. To tell her story for the first time through women’s eyes, both behind and in front of the camera”.

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“And we are especially thrilled to be announcing this on #InternationalDayoftheGirl We hope women and girls all around the world, who aspire to tell stories will never give up on their dreams and will make their voices heard, by and for other women”, she added in her next tweet.

However, Twitter is buzzing with comments by the people who are not happy with for Gal Gadot to be playing the Egyptian queen. 

The main reason behind the disliking is Godat’s Israeli identity and Israel and Egypt’s strained political relations were also cited by the netizens.

Here is how Twitter reacts to the news:



But there were a few who came to Gal Gadot rescue, telling people that it is all about a film and acting and what does ethnicity has to do with the film casting.

And there were a  number of fellows givinhg history lessons that Cleopetra was not an Egyptian bt a Greek:

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.