Zoya Akhtar's upcoming film, "The Archies," set to release on Netflix, stars a mix of industry newcomers and children of Bollywood royalty, including Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda, and Khushi Kapoor
The film has sparked discussions on nepotism, with Akhtar pointing out that media focus on actors from film families overshadows those without such backgrounds
She argues that while second or third-generation actors have an inherent advantage, including social media followings rooted in their family's legacy, those without this privilege must rely solely on their talent and hard work
The cast of "The Archies" reflects a microcosm of Indian society, where privilege often overshadows merit. Akhtar suggests that in an unequal world, the challenge for first-generation talents is to work harder to overcome these disparities.