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Tara Sharma and Koel Puri play mothers in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘The Archies’


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Actresses play mothers to Agastya and Suhana in the movie

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The Archies teaser released about three days ago. Zoya Akhtar’s movie is the Indian version of the Archies comics. The movie stars Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, and Agastya Nanda. Additionally it also features Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Yuvraj Menda, and Vedang Raina. Although the lead character in the movie are youngsters, but parents also could not be left behind. Tara Koel play mothers to the characters of Archie and Veronica played by Agastya and Suhana.Thus while selecting the parents she was extremely careful. So she selected unusual individuals to play the part of these happy teenagers.

tara Sharma

Zoya chooses Tara and Koel as mothers of Archie and Veronica

Strangely Tara acted in the movie Om Jai Jagdish as Abhishek’s wife and now after twenty years she is coming back as his nephew’s mother. Although Koel Puri, daughter of media baron Aroon Purie, was interested on having an active career, she tried her luck with films like Everybody Says I’m Fine and The Great Indian Butterfly. She last acted in Sonam Kapoor’s cricket sattire The Zoya Factor.

Tara Koel play mothers, actresses chosen due to similarities with the kids

Zoya Akhtar just did not just pick the mothers randomly. She selected them on the basis of their resemblance with their onscreen kids. One can easily sea that if all stand side by side, both can qualify as the kids parents. Interestingly, both actresses were chosen for their physical resemblance to their screen kids.

Teaser and poster shared on Instagram

Director Zoya Akhtar shared the poster along with a teaser on the Instagram. The poster shows the entire cast in the 1960’s attire posing in a wooded area. Archies premiers on Netflix next year. Also the teaser video shows the cast having fun with a peppy background song. As the friends play around, it reflects the friendship between Archie and his friends.

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