After months of rumors and speculations, Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar’s presence in the upcoming web series ‘Ms. Marvel’ has been confirmed. However, the confirmation didn’t come through any official announcement, but in the form of an appreciation post from Farhan’s wife Shibani Dandekar. On Saturday, Shibani shared a news report on her Instagram, which claimed to have confirmed Farhan’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe mini-series. Farhan himself later shared the story on Twitter, saying that he had ‘a lot of fun’, the show also stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.
‘Ms. Marvel’ is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is based on Marvel’s first teen Muslim superhero Kamala Khan, who is an Avengers fan and later struggles with her life as a superhero when she learns about her superpowers. The show’s trailer was released in March and several fans were disappointed by the absence of Farhan or Fawad in it.
On Friday, news portal Deadline reported that Farhan has been described as a ‘guest-starring role’ in ‘Ms. Marvel’. The details about his character have been kept hidden for now. Although the report did not include any comment from Farhan or the production, the news was confirmed when Shibani shared a screengrab of it on her Instagram.
Later, Farhan himself confirmed the development by sharing the same story on his social media. “Grateful that the universe gifts these opportunities to grow, learn and in this case have a ton of fun while doing it,” he tweeted.
Grateful that the universe gifts these opportunities to grow, learn and in this case have a ton of fun while doing it. #MsMarvel on @DisneyPlusHS @Marvel #ThisJune @preena621 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5fYwNZIUoR
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) May 7, 2022