Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, and Agastya Nanda are set to make their Bollywood debut with Zoya Akhtar’s The Archies. The film is an official adaptation of a famous comic story. It is to see how the well-known comic will be brought to life in a film. Ever since the movie was announced people are eager to witness the classic comic tale in an Indian setting. Now Zoya Akhtar expressed her excitement about introducing the characters of Archies to a new generation.
A brand new poster of the film was unveiled recently with all the characters in the frame. Director Zoya Akhtar held a conversation with Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater sharing a message on bringing the 60’s comic book to life. Their conversation was shared by the official handle of Tiger Baby Films and streaming partner Netflix. TBF captioned the post, “It takes love to bring a story alive on screen! #ZoyaAkhtar and #JohnGoldwater tell us about their passion for #TheArchies and more!”
Goldwater described the Archies as global iconic for many years with characters created in 1941. He admitted that he has always wanted to work on a project in India. He said that he was quite elated to know that Zoya Akhtar will be directing an Indian rendition of The Archies.
Zoya Akhtar said, “I have to say, it’s such a pleasure and an absolute honour to be asked to make the Indian adaptation for this very iconic comic. It’s a huge part of my childhood. I have grown up reading it. And it’s very exciting to be able to take the characters and introduce them to a new generation and at the same time keep that nostalgia and the essence of the comic alive for people like me who grew up on it. We have set it in the Anglo-Indian community of India and it’s in a magical, fictional, hill-station town in the country – I mean the town is called Riverdale – it’s fictional.”
The Archies is a musical drama set in the 1960s directed by Zoya Akhtar. It stars SRK’s daughter Suhana Khan, late actress Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s younger daughter Khushi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda, Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Yuvraj Menda, and Vedang Raina. ‘The Archies’, is produced under the banner of Tiger Baby Films. It is expected to release in 2023.