Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar makes his appearance in Mrs. Marvel, Marvel Studios’ first Islamic superhero series. The Disney+ show will be the first Hollywood project for Akhtar, who is known for starring in hits such as Rock On!, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Dil Dhadakne Do. Akhtar has also directed critically acclaimed and commercially successful films such as Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya, Don and Don 2.
According to Deadline, who first reported the casting, the details of his character are in Mrs. Marvel have been kept a secret, even if it were a guest appearance. The 48-year-old actor also shared the news that he would be joining the cast of Ms. Marvel in a post on Twitter.
Grateful that the universe provides these opportunities to grow, learn and in this case have a lot of fun while doing it. #MsMarvel On @DisneyPlusHS @miracle #this June @preena621 pic.twitter.com/5fYwNZIUoR
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) May 7, 2022
Mrs. Marvel will premiere on the Disney+ Hotstar streaming service on June 8, where it will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. It is part of the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), is led by newcomer Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan aka Mrs. Marvelan American Muslim teenager growing up in Jersey City.
Kamala is an avid gamer and a voracious fanfiction writer with an over-imaginative power – especially when it comes to Captain Marvel (played by Brie Larson in the MCU).
“Yet Kamala feels she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home until she gains superpowers like her idols,” the official storyline reads.
Bad Boys for Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, two-time Oscar winner in the short documentaries category, and Meera Menon, who has appeared on shows like The Walking Dead, have directed the episodes of the series. †
Bisha K Ali, a writer and stand-up comedian known for her personal political comedy, serves as the project’s lead writer.
The cast also includes Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Nakli, Azhar Usman, Travina Springer and Nimra Bucha.