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Imaan Vellani roped in to play ‘Ms. Marvel’ for Disney+ Series

Disney and Marvel Studios have roped in 18-year-old newcomer Iman Vellani to play the lead in the eponymous Disney+ Marvel series, Ms. Marvel / Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager from New Jersey. 

This will also mark the teenager’s Hollywood debut.


The news of her selection for the lead role has sent some happy ways across the entertainment circle.

Reacting to the news, Kumail Nanjiani, a Pakistani-American himself, tweeted: “I just saw they cast Ms. Marvel and legit got teary-eyed. Congratulations Iman Vellani! Your work is going to mean so much to so many people, myself included. I can’t wait.”


American actress, comedian, writer, and producer, Mindy Kaling also took to social media to express her joy over this news.
“What a joy in these trying times to see that #MsMarvel (a Pakistani American teen superhero!) has cast its lead role, a young actress named Iman Vellani! Congrats to you! I can’t wait to see the show! #RepresentationMatters”, Mindy wrote in a tweet.

Marvel had earlier selected Pakistani Oscar-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy as one of the directors for the Disney+ series along with Meera Menon, Bilall Fallah, and Adil El Arbi.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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