We finally have the first look of Mehwish Hayat in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! The renowned Pakistani actor has made her Marvel debut in Ms Marvel as Kamala Khan’s (Iman Vellani) great grandmother Aisha. What’s more? The audience gets to see Mehwish sharing screen space with Nimra Bucha in episode three of the show.
In the said episode, we see Mehwish as Aisha, who has come into the possession of the magical bangle which later enables Kamala to have powers. Aisha puts the bangle on and senses acquiring the powers. In episode two, we were introduced to Samina Ahmed’s character as Kamala’s Nani and Nimra’s role as Kamran’s mother, Najma.
Nimra, who stayed mum the entire time Ms Marvel was being promoted, alongside her Pakistani co-stars, previously dished out whatever she could about the show in an interview to the BBC. Leaving some things open-ended for viewers to figure out on their own, Nimra also spoke at length about her experience working on a Marvel project and the question of “representation”, as well as the consequence of it.
For episode two, we see the 16-year-old video calling her Nani (Ahmed), having to ask her to place the phone further away from her face; a typical desi occurrence we can all relate to.
Nani then asks Kamala about the gifts she sent for her. To which, a very confused Kamala inquires about the bangle she’s wearing in her hand; the one that’ll make her Ms Marvel. Confused with the “weird” things the said golden bangle is making her do, Kamala questions Nani about its origin. “It belonged to my mother, Aisha,” shares Ahmed in the clip. “The one who disappeared during the partition, my great grandmother Aisha?” asks Kamala.
We can’t wait to see how the story unfolds henceforth.
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