Archies teaser: Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor and Agastya Nanda make posh debuts in Zoya Akhtar’s Netflix movie
All 90s kids can prepare for a nostalgic ride as Archie Andrews and his friends return, but with a different twist. The Archies universe becomes Indian adaptation who is helmed by Zoya Akhtar. The film features an ensemble cast including debutants Agastya Nanda (Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson), Suhana Khan (Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter) and Khushi Kapoor (Sridevi’s daughter). The first look at the film was released by Netflix on Saturday.
Sharing the teaser on Twitter, Netflix wrote, “The sun is out, the news is out! Come meet your new friends. I present to you the cast of The Archies, directed by the fantastic Zoya Akhtar. The Archies should be a musical ensemble in the 60s.
The three youngsters resemble their comic book counterparts, but with notable tweaks. Suhana sports long black hair, like Veronica, while Khushi sports bangs. Agastya didn’t have Archie’s famous red hair, but he seemed to have had his locks curled character-style with a slight red tint.
The film’s official logline reads, “A musical experience full of youth, rebellion, friendships, first loves and all things young adult, always promises to have something for every generation. We can’t wait to see the new neighborhood kids! The announcement video has a music track by Ankur Tiwari in the background.
Suhana’s acting debut has long been rumored. She first opened up about her ambitions in a 2018 Vogue interview. “I don’t think there was a single moment when I made up my mind. Ever since I was young, I was doing all these accents and impressions. But my parents didn’t realize I was serious about acting when they saw one of my performances for the first time. I was playing Miranda in a school performance of The Tempest,” she said.
The Archies began production in April and producer Reema Kagti shared a slate from the first day of filming, writing on Instagram, “Archie filming begins, Tiger Baby’s first solo production #partnerincrime @zoieakhtar @Netflix.”
Zoya Akhtar previously said that comics were part of her childhood and adolescence. “I’m super excited to have the chance to bring The Archies to life. It was a big part of my childhood and teenage years. The characters are iconic and globally loved, which is also why I’m a little nervous. I need to make sure the film ignites the nostalgia of a generation that grew up on comics and still resonates with young adults today,” Akhtar said in a statement.
The Archies, also starring Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Vedang Raina and Yuvraj Menda, will premiere on Netflix in 2023.
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