Zoya Akhtar’s Indian adaptation of ‘The Archies’ for Netflix has sparked a nepotism debate on social media.
It was the other day when Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar dropped the teaser of her upcoming adaptation of The Archies.
However, the fans seem to have been left least impressed with the selection of star cast.
The Archies will see superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan as Veronica.
Another star kid to feature in the series is late legend Sridevi’s younger daughter, Khushi Kapoor as Betty, and the third includes Bollywood’s iconic Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda as Archie.
The netizens were quick to slam the production for “Real life Nepotism”.
“The Justice League of Nepotism,” a Twitter user said.
While another added, “Wait, what!? I didn’t even realize these kids were Indians. Basically, a film for everyone with a surname? Nice!”
While another said, “Can one imagine how talentless and useless one has to be to become a movie actor just because ‘mere papa, mummy bhi the’?” questioned one more. “
Check out the Twitter reactions:
— Sunny 3.O (@Sunny3_O) May 15, 2022
— Pooja Ghosh (@poojaghosh23) May 14, 2022
— Sreemoy Talukdar (@sreemoytalukdar) May 14, 2022
— Prathyusha Parakala (@PrathyushaCFA18) May 14, 2022
Can one imagine how talentless and useless one has to be to become a movie actor or actress just because “mere papa / mummy bhi the”. And how many talented people get left out because of these celeb kids.
Heights of nepotism in India. https://t.co/4hshEzlwL7
— Sanatan Shakti Singh (@SanatanShantiOm) May 14, 2022
the Justice League of Nepotism https://t.co/4E6LwN2OpY
— Advit (@rebelmooned) May 14, 2022
Given the fact that Netflix is the most expensive OTT platform in India, it needs to have top tier Indian content to compel people to pay a premium for it.
Funding pet projects of Bollywood families is not it, boss. International corp feeding the nepotism circle. Pathetic. https://t.co/bC4elEagWZ
— Burnard Rodri (@rodri_goad) May 14, 2022
The film is based on iconic comic characters Archie and his gang. It will also star Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Yuvraj Menda, and Vedang Raina in leading roles.
The much-awaited project will release on Netflix sometime in 2023.