THE ARCHIES: Netflix India's Film Adaptation Starts Production; Shah Rukh Khan's Daughter Suhana Khan To Star

THE ARCHIES: Netflix India's Film Adaptation Starts Production; Shah Rukh Khan's Daughter Suhana Khan To Star

Zoya Akhtar has commenced production on The Archies, her Archie Comics musical adaptation, and has also set her young cast, which includes Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana.

By RohanPatel - May 15, 2022 05:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Netflix

Netflix India has announced the start of production on Zoya Akhtar's The Archies, an upcoming musical drama based on characters from Archie Comics, and has revealed the young cast who are set to play the Indian versions of Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and more. 

The cast will feature newcomers Dot., Agastya Nanda, Khushi Kapoor, Mihir Ahuja, Suhana Khan, Vedang Raina, and Yuvraj Menda. 

Akhtar is one of India's most critically and commercially successful directors, having helmed the dramas Luck By ChanceZindagi Na Milegi DobaraDil Dhadakne Do, and Gully Boy - which was also India's official entry to the 92nd Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film in 2019. With her attached as director and co-writer alongside frequent collaborator Reema Kagti, The Archies should be among the more high-profile international titles for the streamer next year.

It will mark the first major film role for several of these young actors, including the much-buzzed-about debut of Suhana Khan, the daughter of Bollywood's grandest megastar Shah Rukh Khan, who is widely regarded as the world's biggest movie star. Following the announcement, her father was quick to send some heartfelt well-wishes, saying, 

"And remember @suhanakhan2 you are never going to be perfect….but being yourself is the closest to that. Be kind and giving as an actor….the brickbats and applause is not yours to keep….the part of you that gets left behind on screen will always belong to you….u have come a long way baby….but the road to peoples heart is unending…..stride forth and make as many smile as you can. Now let there be Light….Camera and Action!

Signed Another Actor."

No release date has been set, but it's expected to launch on the streamer worldwide in 2023.

Check out the cast announcement video below:

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TheWalkingCuban
TheWalkingCuban - 5/15/2022, 5:49 PM
Let’s take this for what it really is: Strange 2’s 67% 2nd weekend drop, only civil war and black widow dropped worse. If it gets to BVS’s legs, it will ironically make about the same as the Batman (still better than BVS🤷🏾‍♂️) ain’t Gon be No billion tho, MAYBE not even 900 mill
Kagutsuchi
Kagutsuchi - 5/15/2022, 5:54 PM
@TheWalkingCuban - Human Spider was spitting facts in the previous threads it seems.
TheWalkingCuban
TheWalkingCuban - 5/15/2022, 6:21 PM
@Kagutsuchi - Indeed, he called it. I will say this tho, it’s a divisive movie. Humie says rarely Will movies pass a billion and I agree except when it comes to MCU and then this happens… so it’s on Thor 4 to really prove it, if it’s less divisive that is, I think it can pass a billion. If it is divisive and does not pass a billion then we’re still left wondering. If it is not divisive AND does not pass a billion, then Humie is right.
ScaryTerry
ScaryTerry - 5/15/2022, 5:50 PM
[frick] it! I’ll be high at some point in 2023!
Kagutsuchi
Kagutsuchi - 5/15/2022, 5:55 PM
Bollywood puts Hollywood's nepotism to shame.
SpaceParanoids
SpaceParanoids - 5/15/2022, 5:57 PM
Shah-wing!!



Knightrider
Knightrider - 5/15/2022, 6:03 PM
Hmmm, I would have liked to have seen Netflix push harder for more diversity in this.
TheOtherOn
TheOtherOn - 5/15/2022, 6:05 PM
Her CV basically reads ....
Father Name: Shah Rukh Khan
Anything else: I don't freakin have to, see above why!
dagenspear
dagenspear - 5/15/2022, 6:45 PM
Me:
Lokiwasright
Lokiwasright - 5/15/2022, 7:10 PM
vegetaray
vegetaray - 5/15/2022, 8:13 PM
I’d pay to watch Khushi Kapoor read from the dictionary for two hours…So of course, sign me up for this…
solskulldeath
solskulldeath - 5/15/2022, 10:43 PM
Will be there a dancing in the park, some fighting scene near the tomato stall and bad parents trying to stop hero from having some relationship with their daughter?
KanchaCheena
KanchaCheena - 5/15/2022, 11:07 PM
Fyi everybody in India hates it except probably the rich and powerful parents of these 'actors' and their 30 rich friends. After this show airs, there won't be much subscribers left for Netflix India. This show is so shameless in every manner.
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