Singer Chinmayi Sripada says she is happy to see her name in the tracklist credits of Ms Marvel, the Disney Plus Hotstar series that featured her song “Tere Bina”.
A remix version of “Tere Bina”, a song from the 2007 Mani Ratnam film Guru, was used by the makers of the Iman Vellani-fronted show in its third episode which premiered on the streamer on Wednesday.
“Tere Bina in Ms Marvel Ep 3. Kinda nice to see my name on a tracklist of a Marvel show,” the Chennai-based singer captioned a picture of the credits on Twitter.
“Tere Bina” was penned by Gulzar and composed by A R Rahman, who sang the track along with Sripada.
Other Hindi movie songs that featured in episode three of Ms Marvel are: “Joote De Do Paise Le Lo” from Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, “Hadippa” from Dil Bole Hadipaa, and “Yeh Mera Dil…” from Don.
Also part of the 12-part soundtrack are singer-songwriter Ritviz’s “Thandi Hawa” and “For Aisha”, a collaboration of international musical group MEMBA featuring Amercan musician EVAN GIIA and Sufi singing duo Nooran Sisters.
This is not the first time the makers have floated Bollywood references into the show.
The previous two episodes mentioned Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his films Baazigar and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge alongside Pakistani singer-songwriter Hasan Raheem’s song “Peechay Hutt”.
Ms Marvel introduces Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. The official synopsis of the Marvel show reads, “An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero mega-fan with an oversized imagination—particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels invisible both at home and at school—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with super powers, right?”
Apart from Iman Vellani, actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, actor Mohan Kapur and Pakistani stars Fawad Khan and Nimra Bucha also star in the six-part series. Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Nakli, Azhar Usman, and Travina Springer also round out the cast of Ms Marvel.
Directed by Adil El Arbi-Bilall Fallah, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Meera Menon, Ms Marvel started streaming in India on Disney Plus Hotstar from June 8.