Zoya Akhtar’s new film is coming The Archies. This film is based on the comic book of the same name. Actors like Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, Agastya Nanda are seen in this film. All three of these people come from film families. Suhana is the daughter of Shahrukh Khan. Khushi is Sridevi’s daughter. Agastya Nanda is the grandson of Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan. In a recent interview, Zoya Akhtar was asked about the casting of these star kids in the film. On this Zoya said that the casting of all these people was done only on merit. Because these people were looking good in those characters.
In an interview with India Today, Zoya told that she wanted to cast only newcomers in this film. Talking about the casting of ‘The Archies’ she says-
“We were very clear that we had to cast only new people. Look, Archies is a very iconic comic. Its characters are iconic. So if we had cast well-known actors in those roles, I think somewhere the actors His image and his past or whatever, he comes into that character. This was one of the reasons why we wanted completely new actors. So that when they come into those characters, the public has faith in them that they are It’s not the actors, it’s the characters. The second thing is that we wanted actors who looked 17 years old. That’s why we cast those people.”
Zoya also told that when she was casting, this idea of star-kids had come to her mind. But he did not think much on that line. Zoya said-
“It’s a bit strange not to cast people who are not famous. But not to cast people whose parents are famous is even more strange.”
Zoya said that she casted the actors only according to their ability and the demands of the characters. There was nothing else in his mind except that. Apart from Suhana, Khushi, Agastya, actors like Vedang Raina, Mihir Ahuja and Yuvraj Menda are working. ‘The Archies’ is going to be released on Netflix on December 7.