Zoya Akhtar achieved a casting coup. If these reports are credible, the filmmaker is ready to work with Btown’s hottest child star. A few days ago, it was reported that Zoya would introduce to Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan an online movie adapted from the famous Netflix Archies comic.
The latest rumors claim that Zoya will introduce three more star children through this project. Amitabh Bachchan’s grandsons Agastya Nanda, Boney Kapoor and Sridevi’s daughters Khushi Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, and Amrita Singh’s son Ibrahim Ali Khan are said to be starring in the project with Suhana.
“Agastya has always been inclined towards acting and after completing the basic education, is all geared up to live his acting dream. Contrary to the conventional mode of entering the world of showbiz, Agastya will first appear in Zoya’s directorial for the digital world and then move onto the big screen spectacles. He is already prepping for the role and if things go as planned, he is all set to play the titular role of Archie in Zoya’s feature film for Netflix,” a source told Pinkvilla.
Although the character sketches of Suhana and Khushi are being kept under wraps for now, rumors about their roles as Betty and Veronica, respectively, are very strong.
On the other hand, a report from Bollywood Hungama stated that Ibrahim Ali Khan is very likely to play Archie in Zoya Akhtar’s project. Zoya is reportedly writing the script and plans to bring this project to the room before the end of this year.
“With so much uncertainty around the theatrical medium, Zoya will complete her digital venture first and only then move onto her much-awaited gangster drama, which is said to be featuring Ranveer Singh and Katrina Kaif in lead,” the source added.