Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming musical drama ‘The Archies’ has been generating significant buzz ahead of its release on December 7. The film, featuring the debut of Suhana Khan (daughter of Shah Rukh Khan), Khushi Kapoor (daughter of Boney Kapoor), and Agastya Nanda (grandson of Amitabh Bachchan), has sparked excitement among fans eager to witness the next generation of Bollywood stars.
However, the release of a new poster featuring the three nepotism kids alongside Mihir Ahuja, Aditi Saigal, Vedang Raina, and Yuvraj Menda has drawn criticism on social media. Netizens have expressed their disappointment, accusing the makers of promoting nepotism and overlooking talented actors who have not had the privilege of a family name in Bollywood.
The poster, which depicts the seven lead actors in a retro-style setting, has been met with a mix of reactions. While some have applauded the fresh faces and the film’s vibrant aesthetic, others have voiced their disapproval of the nepotism angle.
Critics argue that the film’s casting choices reinforce the notion of preferential treatment for industry insiders, hindering opportunities for aspiring actors without family connections. They believe that the poster’s focus on the three nepotism kids further perpetuates the perception of Bollywood as an exclusive club where success is determined by lineage rather than merit.
Amidst the ongoing debate, the makers of ‘The Archies’ have yet to publicly address the criticism. The film’s release will determine whether the nepotism factor overshadows the acting abilities of the newcomers or if they manage to win over the audience with their talent and performances.
Zoya Akhtar’s highly anticipated musical drama ‘The Archies’ has unveiled a new poster featuring the film’s lead cast, Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, and Agastya Nanda. The poster captures the trio sharing a milkshake in a retro-style diner setting, exuding a youthful and vibrant energy.
Khan and Kapoor, clad in blue and white floral dresses respectively, share an intimate moment as they gaze into each other’s eyes. Nanda, meanwhile, looks directly at the camera, adding a touch of mystery to the scene.