Having been signed on by Zoya Akhtar to play the male lead in her indigenous adaptation of the Archie comics universe opposite Khushi Kapoor and Suhana Kapoor, Agastya Nanda, son of Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan’s daughter Shweta, is being fully tutored into the art of facing the camera.
Luckily Agastya Nanda is a fast learner.
Says a source close to the Bachchan family, “Neither of Agastya ‘s parents are actors. So he is leaning on his grandparents and his Maamu(Uncle) Abhishek Bachchan for guidance. Agastya has always been a big fan of his grandfather and of the Archie comics. So he has the advantage of being a part of the cinematic universe that he will soon occupy officially, even before facing the camera.”
One hears Agastya is already getting several offers from the biggest banners.But he wants to wait until Zoya’s film cystalizes before thinking of another project.
Zoya Akhtar’s Archies adaptation is not the only film designed to carry forward Bollywood’s distinguished dynastic tradition.