Zoya Akhtar’s much-anticipated film, The Archies, is creating a stir in Bollywood as it is set to introduce three-star kids – Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, and Agastya Nanda – to the silver screen. Suhana, the daughter of the iconic Shah Rukh Khan, has been garnering attention for her impressive Bollywood debut. Khushi Kapoor, the daughter of the late legendary actress Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor, is poised to step into the limelight with this exciting project. Meanwhile, Agastya Nanda, the grandson of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, is all set to carry on the family legacy with his acting prowess. With such illustrious parentage, the expectations are sky-high for these star kids, and fans eagerly await their on-screen performances.
Interestingly, reports have emerged that another star kid was in consideration for The Archies. Rohit Roy’s daughter, Kiara, was reportedly offered a role in Zoya Akhtar’s directorial venture. The renowned actor Rohit Roy, who is currently participating in Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 13, recently shared how the makers of the movie wanted his daughter to debut in The Archies.
While sharing the details, Rohit spoke about attending a glamorous fashion event hosted by the esteemed actress Shabana Azmi about a year and a half ago. The event attracted a flurry of media personalities, paparazzi, and celebrities from the film industry. It was during this time that Rohit received an unexpected call from Excel, the prestigious production house backed by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. The production house expressed interest in casting Kiara in The Archies, a prospect that must have been both exciting and overwhelming for the talented youngster.
However, at that moment, Rohit had to convey that his daughter Kiara was pursuing her studies at the prestigious Brown University. Although Kiara was away at university, Rohit remained open to the idea and assured the production house that he would discuss the opportunity with her and respond accordingly.
Rohit said that he did tell his daughter about the offer, but “she couldn’t give it a thought given the space she is in, where competition is intense.” He told his daughter that once she was finished with her education and wanted to give it some thought, he would fully support her.
In the times, when star kids enter Bollywood without any education, training, or skill, many applauded Rohit Roy’s daughter’s decision.”Very nice decesion… first focus on the things which are in your hands and studies are something which will be with you till the end so it’s better to complete and then venture in other things. Mature approach!!”, commented one user. Another user wrote, “She did the right thing..this an ensemble of the so-called filmi kids. Wonder how much public wud see it..”.”Better to do more valuable thing with her degree than acting in useless and senseless Bollywood movies.”, said another netizen.
In the past the Archies faced too much criticism for its star cast. In the times, when the debate about prevalent nepotism in Bollywood is becoming more and more intense, a single movie is launching Suhana Khan [daughter of Shah Rukh Khan], Khushi Kapoor [daughter of Sridevi & Boney Kapoor] and Agastya Nanda [grandson of Amitabh Bachchan.]
As the release of The Archies draws closer, the buzz surrounding the film continues to build. Zoya Akhtar’s directorial expertise combined with launchpad of the star kids makes this project one of the most anticipated in recent times. Based on The Archies comics, the movie will be released on Netflix on November 24, 2023. Are you excited about the movie? Tell us in the comments below.