The Archies Premiere: Launch Of Bollywood’s New generation

A glamorous red carpet event with Bollywood celebrities posing for photos at The Archies premiere at in Mumbai.

Bollywood celebrities, including Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan, Karan Johar, and others, grace the red carpet at the star-studded premiere of The Archies.

In the heart of Mumbai, under the glittering lights of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC), the grand premiere of Zoya Akhtar’s, The Archies unfolded on December 5. This star-studded event marked the countdown to the film’s release on Netflix on December 7 and showcased an ensemble cast that includes fresh faces and Bollywood royalty. The evening not only celebrated the arrival of new talents like Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda, and Khushi Kapoor but also witnessed the industry’s stalwarts coming together to applaud Zoya Akhtar’s directorial finesse.

The Celestial Guest List

As the red carpet rolled out, Bollywood’s luminaries descended upon the venue, turning the premiere into a dazzling affair. Shah Rukh Khan, the ‘Badshah’ of Bollywood, graced the occasion with his wife Gauri Khan, sons Aryan Khan and AbRam, and mother-in-law Savita Chhibber. The event saw a galaxy of stars, including Karan Johar, Malaika Arora, Bobby Deol, Janhvi Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Isabelle Kaif, Ranveer Singh, Atlee, Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Rekha, and more. The absence of Kareena Kapoor Khan, who sent her wishes virtually, and Shah Rukh Khan’s diversion from KIFF2023 due to Suhana’s premiere added a layer of intrigue and excitement.

The Archies Debutantes Stealing the Limelight

The Archies premiere marked the debut of three young talents – Agastya Nanda, Suhana Khan, and Khushi Kapoor. Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter, Navya Naveli Nanda, played the role of a proud sibling as she turned into a cheerleader for her brother Agastya Nanda. Suhana Khan, portraying the character of Veronica with coquettish charm, vulnerability, and sass, has already garnered praise. Khushi Kapoor’s performance has been described as nothing short of magical, adding to the anticipation surrounding the film.

Social Media Buzz and Reactions

Social media platforms buzzed with reactions and reviews from Bollywood celebrities who attended the premiere. Renowned film director Sujoy Ghosh expressed his admiration for Zoya Akhtar’s world in “The Archies,” describing it as a revisit to happiness. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee revealed Shah Rukh Khan’s absence from KIFF2023 due to Suhana’s film premiere, underlining the significance of the event.

Karan Johar, known for his insightful film critiques, shared an extensive review on Instagram. He commended Zoya Akhtar’s craftsmanship, singling out the film’s production design, cinematography, choreography, and costume design for particular praise. Karan’s nostalgic trip down memory lane to the Archie Comics and his laudatory words for the new kids on the block, including Agastya Nanda, showcased the film’s broad appeal and its potential to resonate with diverse audiences.

Jaya Bachchan’s Poise Amidst Paparazzi

Adding an air of grace to the premiere was the presence of veteran actor Jaya Bachchan. Dressed elegantly in a white kaftan kurta with neatly combed grey hair, Jaya became a visual representation of poise. However, her interaction with the paparazzi sparked mixed reactions on social media. While some praised her elegance, others found her gesturing to the photographers reminiscent of a school principal.

The Premiere Night’s Star-Studded Affair

The premiere night wasn’t just about the film; it was a star-studded extravaganza where the biggest names in Bollywood came together. Shah Rukh Khan, known for his recent reclusiveness, happily posed for the paparazzi with his family, showcasing his proud-daddy mode with daughter Suhana by his side. A reunion between Shah Rukh Khan and long-time collaborator Kajol added a nostalgic touch, with images capturing the duo’s camaraderie.

The ‘Animal’ of the Evening

The premiere also witnessed a meeting of the titans – Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor, two contemporary superstars. Images of their interaction fueled internet speculation, especially considering Ranbir’s recent blockbuster “Animal.” The film has been making waves, challenging the formidable collections of “Pathaan” and “Jawan.” The evening wasn’t without its share of lighthearted moments, as Shah Rukh Khan engaged in a jovial exchange with Emmy Award winner Vir Das.

Insights from Industry Veterans

The industry’s seasoned figures, including Subhash Ghai and Dia Mirza, attended the premiere and shared their insights on social media. Subhash Ghai praised Zoya Akhtar for surprising him with an amazing film, appreciating her ability to blend Broadway style with real-life performances. The positive feedback from industry veterans serves as a testament to the film’s cinematic prowess and its potential impact on the Bollywood landscape.

Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Virtual Wishes

While Kareena Kapoor Khan missed attending the grand premiere due to her shoot schedule, she ensured that her wishes reached the team virtually. Taking to Instagram, Kareena penned a heartfelt note for ‘The Archies’ gang, expressing her excitement for the film and regret for not being present at the event. Her supportive message added to the camaraderie and warmth surrounding the film.


“The Archies” premiere not only set the stage for a cinematic spectacle but also showcased the collaborative spirit and camaraderie within the Bollywood fraternity. The film, poised for release on Netflix, has already generated considerable buzz, thanks to the stellar performances of the debutantes and the directorial finesse of Zoya Akhtar. As the audience eagerly awaits the film’s streaming debut on December 7, “The Archies” stands as a testament to the evolving landscape of Bollywood and its ability to captivate audiences with fresh narratives and emerging talents.

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