She has a very good reason to turn down Ms Marvel!
The Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan has recently turned down the role of playing one of the most anticipated upcoming superheroes that is Ms. Marvel for all the good reasons.The teen star suggested that a Pakistani should portray Ms Marvel, not anyone else.
“The story of Kamala Khan, she’s Pakistani right, and I’m Tamil. If there was a Tamil superhero I wouldn’t want a see a Pakistani girl playing that Tamil superhero. Cause I would say ‘Really? You couldn’t find anybody who’s Tamil?‘ So why would I want to do that to the Pakistani community. It wouldn’t be fair.”
In her recent interview, she discloses why the proper representations matter in arts and films.
“I’ve seen a couple of posts about that, but honestly, no. Kamala Khan is Pakistani and I’m Tamil.”
She further added for joining Marvel Cinematic Universe saying:
“Trust me, I’d love to be a superhero. I love Marvel so much, …. I could be the daughter of Deadpool or apprentice or something. Maybe Deadpool adopts a South Asian girl. It would make sense — Ryan Reynolds and I would both make the Canadian jokes.”