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Zoya Akhtar Fires Back at Media Neglect of The Archies Cast: Highlights 4 Actors' Disregard

Zoya Akhtar criticizes media bias, addressing the disproportionate focus on Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda, and Khushi Kapoor in 'The Archies' casting. She emphasizes neglect towards four other cast members, urging fair recognition for all seven. The film's imminent Netflix release on December 7 faces scrutiny amid discussions on media representation.

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Zoya Akhtar, known for her eloquence, recently addressed the controversy surrounding Archie's casting and criticized the media investigation. As he prepares for his new film, Akhtar blames the casting hype as a problem created by the media. She explained her position in an interview with the Film Companion website, stressing the media's role in escalating the controversy.

The director's reaction was that the media focused on the child stars Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda, and Khushi Kapoor and overlooked the other actors in the film. Director Akhtar takes aim at media issues, suggesting that casting decisions are based on nepotism, and stresses the importance of acknowledging all seven cast members, including newcomers Vidhan Raina, Mihir Ahuja, Dutt, and Yuvraj Minda.

Zoya Akhtar has criticized the media's focus on the three child stars, ignoring the other four actors who featured prominently in the Archies film. She highlighted the imbalance in attention and lamented that the media ignores newcomers and undermines their contributions. Co-producer Reema Kagti echoed Akhtar's sentiments, expressing her disappointment at the media's continued neglect of the rest of the cast.

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While discussing the film Archies, Reema Kagti highlighted that the media attention is mainly focused on the child stars, and the other four actors making their debut have been sidelined. The filmmakers were disappointed by this disproportionate coverage and called on the media to recognize the band's diversity and talent.

Set to release on Netflix on December 7, 2023, The Archies is poised to make its debut despite controversy over its uneven portrayal of cast members. Zoya Akhtar and the filmmakers stand firmly behind the seven actors and demand more balanced representation in media discussions.

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