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Javed Akhtar on The Archies, “It caters to every section of the audience from age 7 to 70”

en Bollywood News Javed Akhtar on The Archies, “It caters to every section of the audience from age 7 to 70”

Javed Akhtar, whose daughter Zoya Akhtar has directed the much talked-about movie adaptation of the iconic comic book the Archies titled The Archies, is all praise for the end product.

Javed Akhtar on The Archies, “It caters to every section of the audience from age 7 to 70”

Javed Akhtar on The Archies, “It caters to every section of the audience from age 7 to 70”

Said Javed saab, “The Archies caters to every section of the audience from age 7 to 70. If you are a youngster, you will connect with the zest of the young cast. If you are from the older generation, you would be transported by to the golden days of innocence. There was a lady who was above 70 at the premiere and she had tears in her eyes. She said she was reminded of her young days when she was addicted to the Archies comics.”

The poet-thinker-activist feels the film has a nostalgic connect with the audience. “Everyone would want to see Amitabh’s grandson, Shah Rukh’s daughter, Sridevi’s daughter. All the youngsters have done such competent work! Aapko lagta hai yeh inki pehli picture hai? I told Agastya’s mother, ‘Your son is going to be a star.’ The concept of the hero so far has been of the toxic macho man. Here is an unpretentious and masoom hero. Audiences have not seen a hero like Agastya, like Rishi Kapoor in Bobby. Agastya will appeal to all youngsters, especially girls,” he said.

About his daughter Zoya Akhtar, who has directed The Archies, Javed saab was reluctant to speak. He said, “Zoya doesn’t like me praising her in public. We were at the Aaj Tak event in Delhi where I was asked what I thought of (The) Archies. What should I have said? I really liked (The) Archies and I said so. Zoya is my daughter. Even otherwise, I am unlikely to criticize her work in public. She didn’t like my praise and scolded me. What am I supposed to do? If I praise her, I get into trouble.”

Also Read: Shabana Azmi captures a heartwarming moment with “Two proud fathers” Javed Akhtar and Boney Kapoor at The Archies screening; see pic

More Pages: The Archies Box Office Collection , The Archies Movie Review


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