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Revealed: Tara Sharma, Koel Puri’s Role In Zoya Akhtar’s Next

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So far the focus of interest in Zoya Akhtar’s untitled  Archies adaptation , has been on  the  youngsters.

Well,  believe  it or not the youngsters   have  parents too! And Zoya has gone for some  unusual casting in the senior roles.

 Two  of the  star kids in the cast Suhana Khan and Agastya Nanda’s mothers  will be played Koel Puri and Tara Sharma, respectively. Very unusual  casting, if you ask me.

Twenty  years ago, Tara made her  debut as  a  leading lady in Anupam Kher’s directorial Om Jai Jagdish where  she was  cast  as Abhishek Bachchan’s wife. Now Tara  will be seen  as  Abhishek’s nephew’s mother.

Koel Puri, daughter  of  media baron Aroon Purie was never  keen on an acting career.She  did try her luck in  the movies with films  like Everybody Says  I’m Fine and The Great Indian Butterfly.

Coincidentally,  Koel too, like Tara,  made her debut in a film Everybody Says I’m Fine  directed  by an actor turned director Rahul Bose she was last seen in  the Sonam Kapoor cricket  satire The Zoya Factor. Now  Koel is all set to be directed by Zoya Akhtar in the Archies adaptation.

Interestingly both actresses were chosen for their  physical resemblance to  their screen sons;Agastya Nanda and  Suhana Kapoor can pass off as  Tara Sharma and Koel Puri’s  child.