Mohan Kapur on Farhan Akhtar and Fawad Khan in Ms. Marvel: “They propped us up”
Marvel Cinematic Universe is diversifying its superhero line-up and the latest entrant is a Pakistani American teen Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, played by Pakistani Canadian actor Iman Vellani.
The series, Ms. Marvel will stream on Disney+ and considering that the main character is Pakistani American, the main cast of the show includes a host of actors from the sub-continent like Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur and Sagar Shaikh who will be playing the role of Iman’s mother, father and elder brother on the show respectively.
These actors are part of the main cast of the series. Besides them, Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar and Pakistani and Bollywood actor Fawad Khan are all set to make their Hollywood and Marvel debut with this series.
The two actors have a large fan base in the Indian and Pakistani sub-continent and their presence in this web series will definitely grab a lot more eyeballs for this Marvel show.
That said, these two actors are not the main cast and so their appearance in the show will likely be brief. As per reports, both these actors are playing a small but pivotal cameo in the series.
Speaking about the show and the presence of these popular actors, Mohan Kapur said in an interview with Hindustan Times, “They are stars. Just on hearing their names, the audience goes to buy tickets. They have earned that. We are making their marks. They are actually helping us.”
The show is all set to stream on Disney+ Hotstar from June 8, 2022 onwards. Speaking further, Mohan Kapur added that when the cast found out that Farhan and Fawad were joining the show, everyone got quite excited.
When asked about Fawad and Farhan’s role in the series, Mohan said, “When we heard that Fawad and Farhan are doing it (the show), we were so excited. Imagine the flip the show is going to get in South Asia and world over, because they have fans all over. It’s a huge thing. It’s very small if you start thinking ‘I am in more episodes, so why are they talking about them’. That’s a very small way of thinking. They propped us up.”
Actor Zenobia Shroff, who plays Kamala Khan’s mother Muneeba on the show also chimed in to say that the show is always bigger than the cast. “You have to stay on the side of the product. You can’t be on your side. The product matters. The individual doesn’t,” she said.