Younger actors Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Yuvraj Menda and Vedang Raina will characteristic within the movie’s solid. They’re joined by Khushi Kapoor, the daughter of the late actor Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor and sister of Janhvi Kapoor; celebrity Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan; and Agastya Nanda, the grandson of revered actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.
The characteristic movie adaptation of the Archie comics, that are massively widespread on the Indian subcontinent, will likely be produced by Akhtar and Reema Kagti for Tiger Child and Sharad Devarajan for Graphic India. It’s written by Kagti, Akhtar and Ayesha DeVitre (“Kapoor & Sons”).
Set within the Sixties, the musical drama is directed by Zoya Akhtar (“Gully Boy”). “A musical expertise bursting with youth, rebel, friendships, first loves and every little thing younger grownup, it nonetheless guarantees to have one thing for each technology. The movie has the long-lasting gang of The Archies’ on the heart of it, and completely matches the youthful vitality, hope and pleasure of the sixties period,” reads a Netflix pitch for the movie.
Akhtar’s 2019 music-themed movie “Gully Boy” performed on the Berlin Movie Competition and was India’s entry for the Oscars. She has directed segments of Netflix anthology movies “Ghost Tales” (2020) and “Lust Tales” (2018). The primary season of Amazon collection “Made in Heaven,” created by Kagti and Akhtar, was nominated on the Worldwide Emmys.
Watch the announcement video that includes the solid, set to a music monitor by Ankur Tewari (“Yeh Ballet”) and The Islanders right here: