The Archies Strikes Nepotism Debate Again: Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming musical drama The Archies has once again brought the nepotism debate back. As Netflix dropped a cast announcement video of The Archies, a certain section of netizens trolled the actors and makers for promoting nepotism. The film is a co-production of Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti’s Tiger Baby Productions and stars Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor and Agastya Nanda in pivotal roles. Check out this announcement video shared by Netflix:
Suhana Khan-Khushi Kapoor to Play Veronica-Betty!
As the cast of the film is revealed in the goofy video, Suhana Khan and Khushi Kapoor play Veronica and Betty respectively. While Agastya Nanda portrays Archie, Mihir Ahuja essays the character of Jughead. Suhana is Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter and Khushi is Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s younger daughter. Agastya is megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson and Shweta Bachchan’s son. The Netflix original is an Indian adaptation of the popular American comic series.
Netizens Outrage Over Nepotism!
While some liked the trailer and expressed their excitement on twitter, a certain section blamed Bollywood for nepotism. A few netizens however, defended the film saying films are made from private investment and it is the producers call at the end of the day to cast whosoever they want. Check out the tweets by netizens:
Ye netflix par kuch bollywood vale sirf apne rishtedaro ke liye content bana rahe hai kya?
Isse achha private screening karke hi dikha do, netflix ke server bharne ka kya faayda 😂
— An Open Letter 😷 (@AnOpenLetter001) May 14, 2022
Nepotism Nepotism Nepotism…. That’s why South Indian Movies are doing good compared to Bollywood… definitely gonna disaster.. RIP Bollywood
— बुम शंकर – अहं ब्रह्मास्मि (@Dodiyaravi) May 14, 2022
DC Universe of Nepotism 😂
— Shashank Shekhar Jha (@shashank_ssj) May 14, 2022
For all the ppl screaming nepotism, pls note that these shows/movies are produced completely by private money and the producers can choose whoever they feel will get the best opening for them..public can do nothing about it except decide to watch or not, which is what matters
— @run (@arunnair86) May 14, 2022
The Archies is Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti’s first independent collaboration. As earlier they were associated with Excel Entertainment co-owned by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.
The Archies will start streaming in 2023.
For more updates on Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor and Agastya Nanda, check out this space at India.com.