Three popular star kids – Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, and Agastya Nanda – are set to start their film careers with Zoya Akhtar’s Netflix movie The Archies, the filmmaker announced on Saturday.
Suhana Khan and Khushi Kapoor, daughters of superstar Shah Rukh Khan and late Bollywood actor Sridevi, and Agastya Nanda, the grandson of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, are among the seven actors who will feature in the live-action musical film.
The other four actors are Super 30 (2019) star Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Yuvraj Menda and Vedang Raina.
Akhtar took to Instagram and shared a teaser video, unveiling the cast of the film, set in the 1960s. “Ain’t nothing like old school. Grab your gang ’cause the Archies are coming soon on @netflix_in!” she wrote in the caption.
The filmmaker also unveiled the official poster of the film in another post, writing, “Get ready to take a trip down memory lane ’cause The Archies is coming soon only on @netflix_in”
Netflix has partnered with Archie Comics for the project, which Akhtar and her longtime collaborator Reema Kagti are also producing under their banner Tiger Baby.
The Archies will be released on Netflix in 2023.
On social media, the three-star kids received congratulatory messages from their family members. Amitabh Bachchan, the father of Agastya Nanda’s mother Shweta Bachchan-Nanda, tweeted, “Another SONrise .. my GrandSON .. 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 the seven actors.
“Congratulations… all the best to all the amazing kids and team of #TheArchies. And who better than @zoieakhtar to guide them through this journey!! You did it @suhanakhan2” Bollywood actor Janhvi Kapoor shared a heartfelt message for her younger sibling Khushi Kapoor.
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’t wait for the world to see how beautiful you are inside and out. Can’t wait to see you shine,” she wrote.
Their father, producer father Boney Kapoor posted, “Great bunch of youthful actors, the sky is the limit for all of you working on this iconic venture, you cud not have asked for a better start to your careers, Zoya & her team are a dream to work, they settle for nothing less than perfect”.