Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, Agastya Nanda looked promising: Zoya Akhtar opens up about casting for The Archies

The Archies is surely one of the highly anticipated films of the year and will also mark the debut of Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, Agastya Nanda and will feature many other star kids.
Talking about the same, Zoya Akhtar, in a recent interview revealed that she did have second thoughts about casting star kids in the film but then revealed after they auditioned, all of them looked promising for their respective roles and so she carried on.

She said, “Yes, the thought did occur to me, but then I thought I should not think like that because they are the best for the part and I should do that, and if someone has to do something, they will do it. If people like their work, they will like it. But when I looked at them and the auditions, they looked promising for the three roles. So, it would be very weird if I did not cast them. It is weird to not cast someone because they are not famous, but it is equally weird to not cast someone because their parents are famous. I mean you have to just go with merit.”

She further added,“People that are going to like it will like it, those who will hate will hate it and those who have already decided to love it will love it. All you can control is what you are doing, and make it the best, and if your film has honesty, people will find reasons to like it.”

Directed by Zoya, the film is an adaptation of the American comics with the same name and is all set to stream from December 7 on Netflix.

Source: India Today