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Ms. Marvel: Canadian newcomer Iman Vellani cast as Kamala Khan

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Ms. Marvel has been found! One of the latest Marvel and Disney Plus shows has been searching for its lead star and has found her in an up and coming Canadian actor.

Embiggen your hearts, Marvel fans! Ms. Marvel has been found, reports Deadline.

Iman Vellani, a young actor hailing from Ontario, Canada will be taking on the lead role of Kamala Khan in Marvel and Disney Plus’s new series.

Despite not having any on-screen credits under her belt, Vellani has already been making a name for herself in the industry.

She was a member of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival Next Wave committee that helped choose some of the festival’s diverse picks.

With the Ms. Marvel role, Vellani will be paving the way for even more diversity in the Marvel universe that has only recently started including ethnically diverse superheroes.

Though Marvel and Disney have yet to comment on the news, Ms. Marvel comics writer G. Willow Wilson confirmed the news via Twitter.

Vellani’s fellow Marvel actor, Kumail Nanjiani, the franchise’s first subcontinental superhero, who will be appearing in 2021’s Eternals, congratulated the young actor on landing the role.

Simu Liu, who will be headlining Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, also slated for a 2021 release, hails from Canada, and took to Twitter to welcome Vellani to the universe.

Ms. Marvel is still in development, but Vellani is already set to make a beloved franchise richer than it was before.

Ms. Marvel: What do we know so far?

The Ms. Marvel comics introduced Kamala Khan as the first Muslim superhero in the Marvel comics universe in 2014.

Khan, a Pakistani-American with immigrant parents, developed superpowers from Terrigen mist. She can morph parts of her body and uses the ability to fight villains in her hometown of Jersey City.

Following her solo series, Ms. Marvel joined the Champions and the Secret Warriors. She has featured in numerous animated Marvel shows and videogames, including the 2020 Avengers game.

Vellani is the first cast member to be announced for the show. Bad Boys for Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will be directing episodes of the series, alongside Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Meera Menon, who will also be serving as showrunners. Bisha K Ali is set to be the head writer for the show.

No other details are available thus far, but we can assume that the first season of the Ms. Marvel show will follow her origin story.

Next: Disney Plus: 5 upcoming shows we’re most excited to watch

What are you looking forward to seeing in the Ms. Marvel show? Tell us in the comments below.

The Ms. Marvel show is still in development for Marvel and Disney Plus.

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Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married

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Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith.  The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.

Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.

Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage.  When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.

Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.

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Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.

“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.

Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.

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Why an ‘active’ approach to risk modelling is key to navigating markets today

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Whether investors are aiming for a cautious approach or a riskier investment profile with the potential for higher returns, Architas’ Blended Fund range is designed to match a range of investor risk appetites. And like many asset managers, Architas predominantly uses two approaches to define asset allocation within the five risk bands used in the Blended Range – strategic and tactical.

Whilst risk model provider EValue’s quantitative approach to asset allocation takes into account the long-term performance of different asset classes and the likely future performance given current valuations, along with long-term measures of volatility and correlations with other asset classes. Yet as with most systems of its kinds, EValue focuses on the long term; it is unable to analyse short-term market movements and fluctuations. So whilst it would have seen that in Q1 2020 markets fell by a record percentage before rebounding, it will not be able to factor in the cost of the coronavirus and lockdown and its impact on markets. Similarly, it is not able to consider ongoing Brexit woes, geo-political trade wars or the outcome of the US election in 2020.

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