Zoya Akhtar is all set to make her digital venture with the Indian adaptation on the international comic book Archie. After Suhana Khan, the acclaimed director will also launch Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda and Boney Kapoor and Sridevi’s daughter Khushi Kapoor in her upcoming directorial based on Archie comics. Archie comics is an Indian adaptation of the International comic book, Archie.
Zoya Akhtar, who is well known for helming films like Gully Boy, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and Luck By Chance, is all set to direct a web series based on the globally celebrated Archie comics for Netflix.
Agastya Nanda aspires to be an actor and after completing his basic education, he is all ready to achieve his acting dream. He will make his Bollywood debut on digital screen first and then hopefully on the big screen.
It is still not confirmed that what characters will Suhana Khan and Khushi Kapoor will portray, but it is a strong possibility of them playing Betty and Veronica, respectively.
The casting details of other characters like Reggie, Jughead, Moose, Midge, Dilton, Big Ethel, Mr. Lodge, Miss Grundy, Pop Tate, Mr Weatherbee, Smithers, and Stevens from the Archie comics are yet to reveal.
Zoya will remake the US TV series Riverdale, which is the adaptation of the Archie comics.
Archie comics are based on the story of a group of friends who live in Riverdale. They hang out together and try to solve the mysterious happenings occurring in Riverdale. The Indian adaptation will also have the characters like Reggie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Moose, Midge, Dilton, Big Ethel, Mr. Lodge, Miss Grundy, Pop Tate, Mr. Weatherbee, Smithers, Stevens, etc. Of Riverdale High School.
Apart from the Archie adaptation, Zoya is also involved in the Salim-Javed documentary for Netflix. It’s said to be one of the most aspiring projects chronicling the journey of India’s greatest writer duo Javed Akhtar and Salim Javed with a co-production between Excel Entertainment and Salman Khan Films.