Veteran producer Boney Kapoor recently shared an unexpected revelation about his youngest daughter, Khushi Kapoor, who is all set to make her Bollywood debut later this year in Zoya Akhtar‘s film “The Archies.” While Boney Kapoor’s other children, Arjun Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor, are already established actors, he disclosed that neither he nor his late wife, the legendary Sridevi, anticipated Khushi’s interest in pursuing acting. Their primary focus was on her education and academic success.
The untimely demise of Sridevi in 2018, just a few months before Janhvi’s debut in the film “Dhadak,” left the family devastated. Khushi was merely 16 years old at the time, and her aspirations to become an actress were not known to her parents. Reflecting on this revelation, Boney Kapoor expressed, “At that time, she and I did not expect anything from Khushi. Although Khushi might have harbored these desires and ambitions to become an actress from an early age, we did not think that she would pursue acting. Our main concern as parents was to ensure that she excelled in her studies and completed her schooling.”
“The Archies,” in which Khushi Kapoor will be making her acting debut, features a talented ensemble cast, including Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Suhana Khan (daughter of Shah Rukh Khan), Yuvraj Menda, Agastya Nanda (grandson of Amitabh Bachchan), and Vedang Raina. This coming-of-age musical drama, set in the 1960s, concluded filming in December 2022 under the direction of Zoya Akhtar. The film aims to introduce the beloved characters from Archie Comics to a new generation while maintaining the nostalgia of the original comic series. The captivating storyline is enhanced by the musical compositions of Ankur Tiwari and the Islanders.
Boney Kapoor, known primarily as a producer, ventured into acting this year with the film “Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar,” where he portrayed Ranbir Kapoor’s father. Prior to this, he made a cameo appearance as himself in Vikramaditya Motwane’s “AK Vs AK” in 2020.
As Khushi Kapoor embarks on her journey in the film industry, her unexpected foray into acting has piqued the curiosity of fans and industry enthusiasts alike. With the guidance of renowned filmmaker Zoya Akhtar, she is poised to leave her mark on the silver screen. Audiences eagerly anticipate witnessing Khushi’s talent and the magic that unfolds in “The Archies,” a film that promises to transport viewers to the enchanting world of Riverdale while embracing its Anglo-Indian backdrop.
Boney Kapoor’s revelation about Khushi Kapoor’s Bollywood debut sheds light on the family’s supportive approach to their children’s aspirations, emphasizing the importance of education while allowing them the freedom to explore their own passions. It serves as a reminder that sometimes, the most unexpected paths can lead to extraordinary achievements in the world of cinema.