Since, Zoya Akhtar announced the Indian adaptation of ‘The Archies’, the movie is in debate for its cast and the plot. For all those who grew up in 1990’s, know that Archie Andrew and his friends are back, but with a twist. Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda and Khushi Kapoor- marking acting debut with Netflix original, among the seven actors who will feature in the musical film. Cast also includes actors from ‘Super 30’- Dot, Mihir Ahuja, Vedang Raina and Yuvraj Menda.
Zoya’s Adaptation With Twist
Get ready to embark on a nostalgic trip with the Indian adaptation, titled as ‘The Archies’. This live action musical set in the 1960s and based on Riverdale teenagers, directed by Zoya Akhtar. Film introduces its new cast members with a special poster shared by the director herself at Instagram.
Indeed, Zoya Akhtar is known for her free and lively characters. Her movies like- Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara, Dil Dhadak Ne Do did well on box office. Her Amazon web series- Made in Heaven attracted critical appreciation. Also, her upcoming mega project includes- Jee Le Zara, featuring Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Alia Bhatt.
The poster of ‘The Archies’ have all major seven cast members, Suhana Khan, Dot, Mihir Ahuja, Vedang Raina and Yuvraj Menda, Khushi Kapoor and Agastya Nanda. And the film is already seen allegations of nepotism because of main cast members.
The Archies Cast
Meet the cast of The Archies who has been just announced on Instagram, facing nepotism allegations. Three of its cats are children of Bollywood’s successful actors.
Khushi Kapoor is Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter. Everybody knows Sridevi, the Bollywood diva. And, of course Bollywood’s mega director-producer Boney Kapoor too. She has her siblings working in the industry already- Janhvi Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor. Khushi attended New York Film Academy for her higher studies. This will be her feature film debut in Hindi. In the film, The Archies, Khushi will play the Betty character in the film
Khushi is Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter, and Janhvi Kapoor, Anshula Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor’s sister. She graduated from Dhirubhai Ambani School in November 2000 and attended the New York Film Academy for her higher education. This will also be her feature film debut in Hindi, playing the character based on Betty in the film.
Shar Rukh Khan’s daughter, Suhana Khan will also be seen in the film. This would be her first Hindi project. Suhana starred in a short film, The Grey Part Of Blue, directed by her classmate. Suhana is pursuing acting course from New York University.
Born in November 2000, Agastya is son of Shweta Bachchan. So, Agastya belongs to the family of actors, he is a grandson of Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bahaduri. Agastya will play the role of Archie. Likewise, he will make his acting debut with The Archies. Earlier, Agastya with his friends made a short film. So, he directed, scripted and composed music for the same.
Mihir Ahuja is also known for film Super 30 and Bard Of Blood released in 2019. Also, State of Seige: Temple Attack (2021). He graduated from H.R College of Commerce and Economics before joining the industry.
Aditi Dot calls herself as Dot. Likewise, she’s a musician and became famous with the release of song ‘Khamotion’. Her new song is called ‘Wasted On You’. She is the late Indian rock musician Amit Saigal’s daughter.