The descendants of the Bollywood superstars make their debut in The Archies, Netflix’s coming-of-age live-action musical set in 1960s India and based on the Riverdale teenagers.
Young actors Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Yuvraj Menda and Vedang Raina will star in the film’s cast. They are joined by Khushi Kapoor, daughter of the late actor Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor and sister of Janhvi Kapoor; superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan; and Agastya Nanda, the grandson of acclaimed actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.
The feature film adaptation of Archie Comics, which is hugely popular in the Indian subcontinent, is being produced by Akhtar and Reema Kagti for Tiger Baby and Sharad Devarajan for Graphic India. It was written by Kagti, Akhtar and Ayesha DeVitre (“Kapoor & Sons”).
The musical drama is set in the 1960s and is directed by Zoya Akhtar (“Gully Boy”). “A musical experience steeped in youth, rebellion, friendships, first love and all things young adult, yet promising to offer something for every generation. The film focuses on the iconic gang of The Archies and fits perfectly with the youthful energy, hope and excitement of the ’60s.”
Akhtar’s 2019 musical film Gully Boy screened at the Berlin Film Festival and was India’s entry for the Oscars. She has directed portions of the Netflix anthology films Ghost Stories (2020) and Lust Stories (2018). The first season of the Amazon series Made in Heaven, created by Kagti and Akhtar, was nominated for an International Emmys.
Watch the cast announcement video set to music by Ankur Tewari (“Yeh Ballet”) and The Islanders here:
https://variety.com/2022/film/news/suhana-khan-khushi-kapoor-archies-netflix-1235266189/ Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor make their Netflix debut in The Archies movie