Bollywood star kids Suhana Khan, Janhvi Kapoor's sister Khushi and Amitabh Bachchan's grandson Agastya Nanda have finally begun with the shooting of their first debut film 'The Archies'. Helmed by Zoya Akhtar, the film is a ‘live-action musical adaptation' of the Archie comics. Now, for the first time pictures from the sets surfaced online, and they showed Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, Agastya Nanda hanging out together.
The carousel post goes with the caption, "Guess who's playing #Archie #Betty #Veronica? #suhanakhan #khushikapoor #navyananda #agastyananda clicked as they kickstart Day 1 shoot with director #zoieakhtar in Mumbai today."
For the film, Khushi Kapoor was seen in a fresh hairstyle. Khushi was seen in short bangs falling on her forehead, and her hair was dyed a shiny copper. Khushi was also seen wearing a baby blue shirt, a brown skirt, and a chunky knit vest on top.
On the other hand, Suhana Khan was seen wearing deep dark hair, in Veronica's classic style. She opted for a black dress and a hoodie on top. The pictures show Suhana walking with Navya Naveli Nanda, elder sister to Agastya. Talking about Agastya, the star kid was seen in a dark brown polo shirt and curly hair. However, Agastya's look is very unlikely the lead character's red hair from the Archie comics.
While not much is known about the plot, it seems Suhana will be seen as Veronica Lodge (an obvious guess there), Agastya plays Archie Andrews, and Khushi will appear as Betty Cooper.
Meanwhile, talking about this collaboration, director Zoya Akhtar 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."
"It's a huge source of pride that the Archie Comics characters and stories resonate with fans globally, and especially in India, for more than 50 years,” said Archie Comics CEO/Publisher Jon Goldwater. He added, "We are thrilled to partner with Netflix and trust Zoya Akhtar and her creative team to deliver a truly unique and exciting take on Archie and friends through the lens of Indian cinema.