Starring star kids, Zoya Akhtar’s The Archies first look out

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Millennials probably haven’t read Archies comics but now they will get to see it on Netflix in Zoya Akhtar’s Bollywood adaptation of comics. Sharing the first poster of the film’s cast – Suhana Khan as Veronica, Khushi Kapoor as Betty and Agastya Nanda as Archies, the makers wrote: “Grab your picnic baskets and pick out your cutest outfits, we’re going to greet the Archie’s gang.

Presenting the cast of THE ARCHIES, a Zoya Akhtar film. Sharing a teaser of sorts, introducing us to other characters from the film, the makers wrote: “The sun is out, the news is out! Come meet your new friends. Presenting to you the cast of The Archies, directed by the fantastic Zoya Akhtar.”

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The film will be released on Netflix in 2023, according to a tweet from Netflix. Young actors Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Yuvraj Menda and Vedang Raina will also feature in the film’s cast.

The adventures of Archie Andrews and his squad including Veronica, Betty, Jughead and Reggie, have been immortalised by several adaptions of films and cartoon series. The character Archie Andrews first appeared in the Pep Comics and gained insane popularity as a standalone character in the pop culture.

Sharing the teaser on her official Twitter handle, Gauri Khan wrote, “Congratulations all the best to all the amazing kids and team of #TheArchies . And who better than #ZoyaAkhtar to guide them through this journey!! You did it Suhana!!!!!!! (sic).”

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Suhana Khan made her acting debut was in a short 10-minute film ‘The Grey Part Of Blue’, directed and written by Theodore Gimeno, in which she played the lead part and the story centred around the life of a young couple dealing with their relationship troubles.

The star cast includes Suhana Khan, daughter of superstar Shah Rukh Khan and interior decorator Gauri Khan; Agastya is the son of author Shweta Bachchan Nanda and business tycoon Nikhil Nanda, and grandchild of Bollywood veterans Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan; Khushi Kapoor is the daughter of late superstar Sridevi and film producer Boney Kapoor.