Known for helming films like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Gully Boy, director Zoya Akhtar is expanding her vision and has now been working on the international comic book Archie for quite some time. The names of Ananya Pandey, Suhana Khan and Agastya Nanda were also associated with this film.
However, Zoya herself did not say anything about her project. Now she has announced that she is going to direct a film for Netflix called ‘The Archies’. The film, reportedly, will be a live-musical.
Here is what Zoya said about the film.
Zoya Akhtar happy about directing the film
Zoya said in a statement, “I am super excited to have the chance to bring The Archies to life. It was a large part of my childhood and teenage years. The characters are iconic and globally loved, which is also why I am a little nervous.”
“I have to make sure the film stokes the nostalgia of a generation that grew up on the comic and yet resonates with the young adults today,” she added.
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Zoya has worked with Netflix before
Netflix said in a statement that it has tied up with Archie Comics for the film. The name of this film is ‘The Archies’ and it will be set in the backdrop of 1960s India.
Zoya has previously directed ‘Lust Stories‘ and ‘Ghost Stories’ for Netflix. Now she is happy to be associated with the streaming giant once again.
Suhana, Khushi Kapoor and Agastya Nanda can be seen in the film
Recently, there was news that Shahrukh Khan’s daughter Suhana, Boney Kapoor’s younger daughter Khushi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda are going to debut in Bollywood with this film of Zoya.
Media reports said that while Zoya has finalized the names of Suhana, Khushi and Agastya for the film, she is on the lookout for some more fresh young faces who can do justice to this unique tale of friends.
This will be the storyline
The story of ‘Archie’ is on Teenage and revolves around some friends. The story features characters such as Reggie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Moose, Midge, Dilton, Big Ethel, Mr. Lodge, Miss Grundy, Pop Tate, Mr. Weatherby, Smithers, Stevens, who are great friends.
Zoya is making headlines for these films too
Zoya has also been in the headlines for some time for her film ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan’. Ananya Pandey, Siddhant Chaturvedi and AdarshGaurav will be seen in the film. Zoya is the writer of this film.
On the other hand, she is going to make a documentary film on her father Javed Akhtar and his partner Salim Khan. This biopic of Salim-Javed will be inspired by a true incident.
Zoya may also direct a film with Ranveer Singh and Katrina Kaif.