Mumbai: Three star children – Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor and Agastya Nanda – will begin their film careers with Zoya Akhtar’s Netflix film “The Archies”, the filmmaker announced on Saturday.
Suhana Khan and Khushi Kapoor, daughters of superstar Shah Rukh Khan and late Bollywood actress Sridevi, and Agastya Nanda, grandson of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, are among the seven actors who will star in the live-action musical.
The other four actors are “Super 30” star Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Yuvraj Menda and Vedang Raina.
Akhtar took to Instagram and shared a teaser video, which revealed the cast of the film, which takes place in the 1960s.
“Is nothing like old school. Grab your gang because Archies is coming soon on @netflix_in!” she wrote in the caption.
The filmmaker also revealed the official poster for the film in another post, writing: “Get ready to take a trip down memory lane for The Archies coming soon only on @netflix_in”
Netflix has partnered with Archie Comics for the project, which Akhtar and her longtime collaborator Reema Kagti are producing under their banner Tiger Baby.
“The Archies” will be released on Netflix 2023. On social media, the three star children received congratulatory messages from their family members.
Amitabh Bachchan, father of Agastya Nanda’s mother Shweta Bachchan-Nanda, tweeted, “Another SONrise .. My sonSON .. All the blessings Agastya .. Love you.” Suhana Khan’s mother Gauri Khan shared the film’s teaser on Instagram and gave a shout out to all seven actors.
T 4282 – …. another SONrise .. my sonSON .. all blessings Agastya .. love you https://t.co/TEsUic9Sol
– Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) 14 May 2022
“Congratulations” to all the great kids and teams of #TheArchies. And who is better than @zoieakhtar to guide them through this journey !! You did it @ suhanakhan2 “Bollywood actor Janhvi Kapoor shared a heartfelt message to his younger sibling Khushi Kapoor.
Congratulations… all the best to all the fantastic children and teams #Arkerna . And who is better than #ZoyaAkhtar to guide them through this journey !! You did it Suhana !!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/1heBzUV2Vv
– Gauri Khan (@gaurikhan) 14 May 2022
Janhvi praised the newcomers for working tirelessly for months to create “this world, find these characters start living this journey”.
“And my sister !!! @ khushi05k I can not wait for the world to see how beautiful you are inside and out. Can not wait to see you shine”, she wrote.
Their father, the producer father Boney Kapoor wrote, “A large group of young actors, the sky is the limit for all of you working on this iconic venture, you have not asked for a better start to your career, Zoya and her team are a dream to work contentedly they themselves with nothing less than perfect “.