‘Ms. Marvel’ is the latest web series to drop on Disney+ from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Launching Marvel’s first teen brown Muslim superhero, Ms. Marvel is MCU’s most diverse and inclusive project yet.
Actor Iman Vellani who essays the titular role of Ms. Marvel aka Kamala Khan spoke about her love for Bollywood along with the character she is playing for Marvel. This conversation was shared on Instagram by Disney+ Hotstar. In the video chat, Iman Vellani, who is a Pakistani Canadian 19-year-old, spoke about her love for Bollywood, what it was like to work with Farhan Akhtar and who is the Indian actor from Bollywood with whom she would love to work.
In the video, Iman said that it was a surreal experience for her that she grew up watching Farhan Akhtar and now she was collaborating with him and sharing screen space in the Disney web series.
The actress further shares that her favourite movies are ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’. When asked which Bollywood actor she would want to work with, Iman chose Aamir Khan and said that he was a “phenomenal actor”. She added that she watched plenty of Aamir Khan movies growing up.
In a statement to PTI, Iman said, “My experience working with Farhan was amazing, he has so many stories to share. On set, we’d have quiet moments, and he would just be telling me stories about going sky-diving, what it’s like filming other movies and his career in general. I find him such a fascinating person to listen to and he looks so cool in our show. It’s crazy that I grew up watching him, and now I am working with him.”
Farhan Akhtar made his Hollywood debut with ‘Ms. Marvel’. Ahead of the show’s release, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, Farhan Akhtar took to his Twitter and spoke about Ms. Marvel. He called the show “celebration of diversity” and heaped praises on Marvel studios for their attempt towards “conscious inclusiveness”.
In the series, which started streaming on Disney+ Hotstar since yesterday, June 8, 2022, Iman Vellani plays the teen superhero Kamala Khan who is an avid gamer and huge Captain Marvel fan. Often lost in her own world which is overly imaginative, Kamala one day gets superpowers much like the superheroes she admires.