More than anyone else, Desis relish being represented. We jump with joy whenever our subcontinent is mentioned in pop culture anywhere in the world.
We bring this up now because Shah Rukh’s filmography was incorporated into the MCU in the second episode of Ms. Marvel, an American television miniseries that is presently available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar.
Kamala Khan, a Pakistani refugee in the United States who learns her superpowers, is a character in the MCU series. We encounter genuine South Asian references throughout the programme. And in a conversation between Kamala and her crush Kamran while they talk about Bollywood movies, SRK enters the Marvel Universe.
He replies, “Obviously, but only the greats like Baazigar and things,” when she asks him if he watches any. They discuss why the general public believes it to be DDLJ after she responds that it is SRK’s best effort. There is, however, no such thing as a lousy Shah Rukh Khan film, continues Kamala.
In all honesty, DDLJ is overrated, and Baazigar, in which he portrays a homicidal killer, has actually better shown off his acting skills than any other love movie has ever managed. The SRK fan in me is ecstatic that it was revealed on a programme that would be seen by viewers all around the world.
It is clear that the Desi Twitter is out of control and that they are already madly in love with the programme.
The SHAH RUKH KHAN reference made me love the episode 2 more #Baazigar #DDLJ ♥️♥️♥️♥️— Rishabh Trivedi (@Rishu_Trivedi97) June 16, 2022
Now even Superheroes have become crazy about @iamsrk
Thanks @msmarvel ❤️#MsMarvel *Superlatively* it’s the best series ever. ❤️🥰@MarvelStudios #MCU #ShahRukhKhan
me sobbing at ms marvel every wednesday is going to be a recurring thing i can feel it, they were fucking talking about baazigar and ddlj and referencing swetshop boys, convinced they made this tv show for me— awais (@awaisisstupid) June 15, 2022
The similarities between how Eid and Christmas are celebrated in the MCU, the mention of the Partition, a talk of SRK’s films, and even a nod to Ritviz make the story interesting to watch.
Talking about SRK movies to start a discussion with a crush is one of the many things that Ms. Marvel got right.