Never Have I Ever Star Reveals Why She Didn’t Want To Play Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvel

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Marvel Disney+ series Ms. Marvel revolves around a geeky teenager and Avengers comic book fangirl Kamala Khan, played by Pakistani-Canadian star Iman Vellani who struggles to fit in until she gains superpowers, becoming Ms Marvel.

Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel series available on Disney+

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The character is being praised by the viewers as well as Vellani who is portraying it so well but there was a time when actor Maitreyi Ramakrishnan from Never Have I Ever series was the popular choice for the role even before Iman Vellani was finalized.

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For the unversed, the series created by Bisha K. Ali was kicked off in the second week of June and has been getting positive reviews so far. This show is starring actors like Aramis Knight and Matt Lintz, amongst others. Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar also seems to have a key role in the series.


Why Is Maitreyi Ramakrishnan from Never Have I Ever Not Kamala Khan In Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel character
Ms. Marvel character Kamala Khan was rumoured to play by The Never Have I Ever star

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Before the lead for Kamala Khan was finalized, rumours were speculating that The Never Have I Ever star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan will be the one taking up the role. When the news reached the actor, she straightaway denied the speculations sharing that she does not want to play the character. Though she explained the reason of not wanting to play the superhero role of the famous franchise.

“I’ve seen a couple of posts about that, but honestly, no. Kamala Khan is Pakistani and I’m Tamil, If there was a Tamil superhero, I wouldn’t want to see a Pakistani girl playing [her]. I would say, ‘Really? You couldn’t find anybody who was Tamil?’ So why would I want to do that to the Pakistani community? That wouldn’t be fair.”

Never Have I Ever Star Would Love To Work With The Marvel Franchise Not In Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel Character was rumored to play by Never Have I ever Star
Ms. Marvel Character was rumored to play by Never Have I ever Star

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Though the actor hadn’t taken the role of Ms. Marvel, she would love to work in the Marvel franchise. She already has a fun idea for how she could still play a superhero in a Marvel project, involving Deadpool.


“Trust me, I’d love to be a superhero. I love Marvel so much. I could be the daughter of Deadpool or his apprentice or something. Maybe Deadpool adopts a South Asian girl. It would make sense — Ryan Reynolds and I would both make the Canadian jokes.”

Ms. Marvel is now available on Disney+.


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