Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s daughter, Suhana Khan, is gearing up for her film debut in Zoya Akhtar’s teen musical comedy, “The Archies,” set to release on Netflix on December 7. In a recent interview, Suhana opens up about her journey into the world of Archie Comics and her take on the character she portrays.
Suhana’s Confession on Archie Comics
Suhana Khan, in a candid revelation, admitted that she hadn’t read Archie Comics when initially offered the role of Veronica Lodge. This confession comes despite her mother, Gauri Khan, being a devoted fan of the comics. Suhana shares insights into her discovery of the characters while reading the script and comics.
The Archies’ Leading Lady
In the film, scripted by Ayesha Devitre Dhillon, Reema Kagti, and Zoya Akhtar, Suhana steps into the shoes of Veronica Lodge. Veronica is a central character in the comics, serving as the keyboardist and one of the three vocalists for the rock band, The Archies. Suhana expresses her attraction to the role and the opportunity to work with Zoya Akhtar, emphasizing Veronica as a character many girls aspire to be.
Zoya Akhtar’s Perspective
Zoya Akhtar, the acclaimed filmmaker behind “The Archies,” weighs in on Suhana Khan’s portrayal, referring to her as a ‘vulnerable princess.’ This tag sheds light on the challenges Suhana faces in handling social media scrutiny, a topic she herself addresses in the interview.
Suhana’s Vulnerability in the Spotlight
Suhana Khan acknowledges the difficulty of mastering social media scrutiny. Zoya Akhtar’s characterization of her as a ‘vulnerable princess’ adds a layer of insight into the pressures faced by celebrity newcomers, especially in the age of heightened social media attention.
A Glimpse into Suhana’s Journey
As Suhana Khan prepares for her debut in “The Archies,” her candid revelations about the role, her reading preferences, and the challenges of social media scrutiny provide a glimpse into the making of a Bollywood star.
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