“I grew up with The Archie’s … and now with so much love in my heart I say the Archie’s grew up in front of me! I grew up with the maker of this new universe! For me this film will never be a film…. It will be a feeling… a burst of love … and so much pride…. Here’s toasting my favourite filmmaker Zoya Akhtar….for always chartering different territories with her every film… And to all the kids on this poster !!! Welcome to the movies !! We can’t wait for these debutants❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ love you guys! Riverdale is my bachpan ka pyaar!” wrote the filmmaker.
‘The Archies’ marks the acting debut of star kids Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda and Khushi Kapoor. ETimes had exclusively unveiled the first look of Suhana Khan as Veronica Lodge, Agastya as Archie Andrews, Khushi as Betty Cooper and Vedang as Jughead Jones as our paparazzi had caught them in action a few months back. This desi twist on Riverdale is all set to release on an OTT platform next year. This teen drama also stars Dot., Mihir Ahuja, Vedang Raina and Yuvraj Menda in lead roles. Speaking about the film, Zoya Akhtar had previously 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.”