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Farhan Akhtar Reveals His Reaction to Joining MCU With Ms Marvel: ‘I Stood Like a Superhero…’

Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar might have a short-lived role in Ms Marvel, but his MCU debut impressed all, and just one episode was enough for him to leave his mark. The fourth episode of the mini-series starring Iman Vellani introduced Farhan as the leader of the Red Daggers who helped Kamala Khan understand her family heritage and her true identity. Now, in a recent interactive session, the actor-filmmaker answered some interesting questions about Marvel.

For Farhan, getting into the MCU was like becoming a superhero. Sharing his first reaction to the news of being cast in Marvel Studios’ Ms Marvel, he said, “You automatically start feeling like a superhero when someone tells you that you are going to be part of the MCU. I stood like a superhero, just missing my cape.”

The actor also answered some Marvel trivia questions. Speaking about the first MCU film/series he watched, he replied saying, “As far as my memory serves me, Iron Man was the first MCU film I watched.” When asked who he would like to team with in the future, Farhan said, “That would be Iron Man. I know, unfortunately, he is no longer with us but if they could find a way, I’d like it to be him.”

While the actor is a big Iron Man fan, he mentions that he finds Doctor Strange’s powers really cool and would love to have those. When further asked to name three female Avengers in 10 seconds, Farhan promptly answered Ms Marvel followed by Captain Marvel and Black Widow. He also answered the names of three MCU villains and six infinity stones in the rapid-fire.

Fronted by Pakistani-Canadian debutant Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, Ms Marvel is a coming-of-age story of a Muslim teenager who discovers that she has superpowers and that her family history goes back to the India-Pakistan Partition in 1947. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe growing up in New Jersey, Kamala is a superhero megafan with an oversized imagination— particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel.

The series, which is inching towards the finale, has been directed b Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a two-time Oscar winner in the short documentary category, and Meera Menon. Along with Iman and Farhan, the series is supported by a diverse and deeply talented supporting cast, including Farhan Akthar, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Zenobia Shroff, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Fawad Khan and Mehwish Hayat.

Ms Marvel is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

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