Zoya Akhtar says: “Archies is based on the Anglo-Indian community”


Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming Indian film adaptation of the iconic Archies Comics has faced quite a bit of backlash and ridicule after the teaser for the 2023 film was dropped. Netizens called it unrealistic and possibly a a bit too “Western” for Indian audiences.

In a recent interview with Zoya Akhtar and Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater, Akhtar revealed that the film is indeed set in the Anglo-Indian community to retain the essence of the original comics while adding the necessary Indian flair to it. . Akhtar also went on to say that the Anglo-Indian community is not seen as frequently in mainstream Bollywood, and Akhtar would like to change that.

“We set it up in the Anglo-Indian community of India, and it’s in our magical fictional hill station in our country. The town is called Riverdale, it’s fictional,” The Gully Boy director said in the video. She added, “It’s such a pleasure and an absolute honor to be asked to do the Indian adaptation of this very iconic comic. It’s a big part of my childhood. I grew up reading it. It’s very exciting to be able to take the characters and introduce them to a new generation, and at the same time keep that nostalgia and the essence of comics alive for people like me who grew up on them.

The film starring young actors such as Khushi Kapoor, Agastya Nanda and Suhana Khan is set to hit theaters in early 2023. Yesterday Akhtar also shared another poster of the film, giving us another glimpse of what we can expect. from Netflix. film.

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