Suhana Khan & Khushi Kapoor to debut in ‘The Archies’

The Indian adaptation of the Archie comics features an ensemble cast including Agastya Nanda, Suhana Khan, and Khushi Kapoor.

Suhana Khan & Khushi Kapoor to debut in 'The Archies' - f

"Ain't nothing like old school."

The children of Bollywood superstars, including Suhana Khan and Khushi Kapoor, are making their showbiz debut with the upcoming Netflix film The Archies.

The 1960s coming-of-age musical is set in the fictional town of Riverdale, with the teaser of the film showing the cast of characters dancing around, appearing to be living their best lives.

Sharing the clip on her Instagram, director Zoya Akhtar wrote: “Ain’t nothing like old school.

“Grab your gang ’cause the Archies are coming soon on @netflix_in !”

Based on the iconic Archie comics, the film will star SRK’s daughter Suhana Khan and the daughter of Sridevi and Boney Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, in roles based on Veronica and Betty respectively.

The series will also feature the grandson of Bollywood royalty Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, Agastya Nanda, in the role of Archie.

The film will mark the Bollywood debut of all three actors.

All three youngsters look like their comics counterparts, but with noticeable tweaks.

Suhana Khan sports long black hair, like Veronica, while Khushi Kapoor sports bangs.

Agastya didn’t have Archie’s famous red hair, but he did appear to have had his locks curled in the character’s style with a slight red tinge.

A pitch for the film reads: “A musical experience bursting with youth, rebellion, friendships, first loves and everything young adult, it still promises to have something for every generation.

“The film has the iconic gang of The Archies’ at the centre of it, and perfectly matches the youthful energy, hope and excitement of the sixties era.”

Variety had previously announced that the Bollywood film will “reimagine the classic characters like Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Moose and Jughead as Indians and will feature all the classic elements of the hugely popular comic book series.”

It has been written by Kagti, Akhtar and Ayesha DeVitre.

The cast announcement teaser was set to a track by Ankur Tewari and The Islanders.

Suhana Khan’s acting debut has long been rumoured.

She first spoke about her ambitions in a 2018 Vogue interview: “I don’t think there was any one moment when I decided.

“Since I was young, I’d do all these accents and impressions.”

“But my parents only realised I was serious about acting when they saw a performance of mine for the first time.

“I was playing Miranda in a school performance of The Tempest.”

The Archies, also starring Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Vedang Raina and Yuvraj Menda will stream on Netflix in 2023.

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