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Priyanka Chopra and Malala Yousafzai Hail New ‘Ms Marvel’ Series: Representation Matters


The release of Ms. Marvel is considered a watershed moment across the world by the South Asian community. Marvel’s latest series “Ms Marvel” features a Pakistani teenager from New Jersey named Kamala Khan and how she discovers her superpowers. The show features Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan and a host of other South Asian actors including Farhan Akhtar, Mohan Kapoor and Fawad Khan.

Malala Yousafzai and Priyanka Chopra hailed the series on social media on Wednesday as the first episode to air on the Disney+Hotstar OTT platform.

Taking to her Instagram Story, Priyanka expressed her excitement and applauded the ‘Ms Marvel’ team, for including and reflecting South Asian actors and culture. Reposting the trailer for the series, on IG story, Priyanka wrote, “So exciting! I love @msmarvelofficial and am so excited to see it come to life. Wish my friends and everyone involved so many luck and love. #Represntationmatters” and also tagged “Ms Marvel” cast members – Iman Vellani, Farhan Akhtar, Fawad Khan, Aramis Knight, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Matt Lintz and Yasmeen Fletcher.
Priyanka urged her followers to watch the show, saying, “Go watch #MsMarvel now!”

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Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai penned a moving note, praising the show. “It’s not every day that I turn on the TV and find a character who eats the same foods, listens to the same music, or uses the same Urdu phrases as me.”
“What a joy to see Ms. Marvel reflect the life of a Pakistani immigrant family and reveal a young superhero whose powers are tied to her heritage. Thank you, Marvel and Disney+, and above all, Ms. Marvel,” Malala wrote. .

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One of Marvel’s most anticipated Phase 4 shows, “Ms Marvel” centers on Kamala who is a superhero mega-fan with an expanded imagination, especially when it comes to Captain Marvel.

The show is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

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