Mumbai: Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar has started filming her film ‘The Archies’, which will mark the Bollywood debut of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan, megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda, and Boney Kapoor and late Sridevi’s daughter Khushi Kapoor.
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Suhana Khan is Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter, while Khushi Kapoor is Sridevi’s younger daughter and Agastya Nanda is Shweta Bachchan Nanda’s son. “The Archies” is produced by Zoya and Reema Kagti under their production house Tiger Baby. On Monday, Reema Kagti, who is co-producing the film with Zoya, took to Instagram and shared the update. She shared a picture of a clapboard giving details of the first shot of `The Archies`.”#Archie`s #shootstarts #TigerBaby`s first solo production #partnerincrime @zoieakhtar @Netflix,” Reema captioned the post.
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Zoya Akhtar Gives A Desi Twist To The Archies!
Though the cast has not officially been announced, reports claim that Suhana will be seen playing Veronica Lodge, while Khushi and Agastya will feature as Betty Cooper and Archie Andrews, respectively. A few pictures from the sets appeared a weeks ago where the debutants were dressed as Archie, Veronica and Betty. The trio were also spotted on the film’s set in March, reportedly for a costume trial. Riverdale streaming on Netflix is a darker version of the popular teenage comic series. Zoya’s The Archies will however, be a Desi (Indianized) adaptation of the American Comics.
Set in the 1960s, the upcoming film will be a live-action musical set and introduce Riverdale to a new generation in India.
Talking about the film, Zoya had said, “I am super excited to have the chance to bring The Archies to life. It was a large part of my childhood and teenage years. The characters are iconic and globally loved, which is also why I am a little nervous. I have to make sure the film stokes the nostalgia of a generation that grew up on the comic and yet resonates with the young adults today.”
Zoya and Reema Kagti`s company Tiger Baby Films has collaborated with Graphic India to produce `The Archies`.