Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday said he was extremely proud as his grandson Agastya Nanda began filming for the Netflix live-action musical film “The Archies”, which marks his screen debut. Son of Shweta Bachchan Nanda and businessman Nikhil Nanda, Agastya reportedly features in the Zoya Akhtar directorial as the beloved comic book character Archie Andrews.
Taking to his Twitter, Big B shared a tweet by a fan, which had pictures of Agastya and the other two star kids set to make their debut with the film- Shah Rukh Khan‘s daughter Suhana Khan and Sridevi‘s younger daughter Khushi Kapoor.
“Agastya .. a new chapter begins in your life and there cannot be greater joy among us all .. my blessings my love and my wishes ever .. do well .. AND keep the flag flying !!!” the 79-year-old wrote.
Netflix has partnered with Archie Comics for the film, which will be set in 1960s India. “The Archies” is produced by Akhtar and her longtime collaborator Reema Kagti under their production house Tiger Baby. Though there hasn’t been any official announcement from the makers, reports claim that Suhana will be seen playing Veronica Lodge, while Khushi will feature as Betty Cooper. The trio were also spotted on the film’s set in March, reportedly for a costume trial. ALSO READ: The Archies: Shooting of Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, Agastya Nanda’s debut film begins
Recently, Reema Kagti, who is co-producing the film with Zoya, took to Instagram and shared the update. She posted a picture of a clapboard. “Archie’s shoot starts, Tiger Baby’s first solo production #partnerincrime @zoieakhtar @Netflix,” she wrote. Farhan Akhtar re-shared the post on his Instagram story and sent best wishes to the team.
(With PTI inputs)