Netflix India announced the cast of Zoya Akhtar‘s upcoming musical ‘The Archies’ on May 14th. Netflix released a snippet of the film on Twitter. 

Agastya Nanda (Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson), Suhana Khan (Shah Rukh Khan‘s daughter), and Khushi Kapoor (Sridevi’s daughter) are making their film debuts. 

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The tweet’s caption read, “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.”

‘The Archies’ began filming in April, and producer Reema Kagti shared a photo from the first day of production. Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting a sneak peek of the film.

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All three kids resemble their comic book counterparts, but with subtle differences. Suhana, like Veronica, has long black hair, while Khushi has bangs. 

According to the film’s official synopsis, “A musical experience bursting with youth, rebellion, friendships, first loves and everything young adult, still promises to have something for every generation. We can’t wait to see the new kids on the block!” The announcement video has a music track by Ankur Tiwari playing in the background.

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The movie is being shot in Ooty. ‘The Archies’, which also stars Mihir Ahuja, Vedang Raina, and Yuvraj Menda, will be available on Netflix in 2023.

Characters from The Archie comics have been brought to life in a number of film and cartoon series adaptations in various countries and languages.

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Zoya Akhtar previously stated that the comic book was a part of her childhood and adolescence. “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,” Akhtar had said in a statement.