Aditi Saigal, aka Ethel Muggs of Zoya Akhtar’s The Archies, has expressed in detail whether she is happy to be a part of the Netflix movie or not.
Aditi Saigal, aka Ethel Muggs of Zoya Akhtar’s The Archies.
December 2023 has been a special month for kids of Bollywood celebrities. From superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan and starlet Aditi Saigal making their debut in The Archies, to actor Chunky Panday’s daughter Ananya Panday entering the world of OTT with the film ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan’, the future of the film industry appears promising and good going. Recently, Aditi Saigal, aka Ethel Muggs of Zoya Akhtar’s The Archies, expressed in detail whether she is happy to be a part of the Netflix movie.
Aditi Saigal feels The Archies ‘received fairly good response’
Aditi Saigal, 25 - renowned by her stage name DOT, is an indie musician and actress. Her mother, Shehna Gamat, is a Delhi-based theater artist and actor who has contributed to films such as "Band Baaja Baraat" and "Dev.D."
In a recent interview with The Indian Express, Aditi expressed how The Archies was looked upon by audiences globally. In her words, she said, “My family and friends have loved it. People have a range of opinions and that’s how it is. I have received a fairly good response, so I am happy about that. I am already thinking about what’s next. I am trying to get into that mindset and not getting too ahead of myself at this stage.”
“Honestly, I don’t do things for recognition. I do them because I like to do them. I wrote songs in the past purely for myself and if people are connected with it, then it is always an amazing thing. Otherwise, I am very bad at pushing it. I am very protective of my creative liberty, so I make sure that I have the space to create what I want to create and not limit myself,” she wrapped up.
About The Archies and its success
Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar helms The Archies, an Indian teen musical comedy. Zoya, along with Reema Kagti under Tiger Baby Films and Sharad Devarajan under Graphic India, not only directed the film but also produced it. The movie showcases the fictional music band associated with Archie Comics, featuring Agastya Nanda, Khushi Kapoor, Suhana Khan, Vedang Raina, Mihir Ahuja, Aditi "Dot" Saigal, and Yuvraj Menda.
Having premiered at the 54th International Film Festival of India on November 22, 2023, The Archies hit Netflix screens on December 7, 2023.