Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar has been revealed as part of the Ms. Marvel cast before the show premieres next month.
Ms. Marvel will continue the studio’s promise of inclusivity in their continuing their upcoming projects, which is being reflected both in front of and behind the camera. Deadline has revealed that Farhan Akhtar will appear in the series when it hits Disney Plus in June.
Farhan Akhtar is a well-respected Bollywood star, who has directed projects such as Jee Le Zaraa, and acted in Dil Chahta Hai, Rock On!!, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, and The Sky Is Pink. Akhtar’s role in Ms. Marvel is being kept under wraps, but the report shared that he will have a guest-starring role.
Here is the synopsis for Ms. Marvel:
Marvel Studios’ “Ms. Marvel” is a new, original series that introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero mega fan with an oversized imagination—particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with super powers, right?
The upcoming MCU series Ms. Marvel stars Iman Vellani, Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Matt Lintz, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Fawad Khan, Mehwish Hayat, and Farhan Akhtar. Episodes of the series will be directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, with Bisha K. Ali serving as the head writer.
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