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Agastya Nanda on the negativity his debut film The Archies received - 'People would kill for this opportunity'

Amitabh Bachchan's grandson Agastya Nanda made his acting debut with Zoya Akhtar's 'The Archies'.

Agastya Nanda on the negativity his debut film The Archies received - 'People would kill for this opportunity'
A still from The Archies

Last Updated: 02.50 PM, Jan 13, 2024


The Archies received mixed reviews when it debuted on Netflix in December 2023. A portion of online users expressed dissatisfaction with the roles played by Agastya Nanda, Suhana Khan, and Kushi Kapoor in their feature debut. Agastya now admits that the film's mixed reviews surprised him. The grandson of legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan revealed that it took him some time to realize that he had tried again despite the unfavorable responses.

Agastya has now spoken out about the backlash the young actors encountered on social media. Speaking to The Film Companion he revealed that he wasn't ready for the backlash that the film received. He said he had no idea how to handle it. "When you are not prepped in this area, you don’t know that many people have many opinions. And that’s okay, you must have your opinion but I didn’t know what was going on." He added that it's okay if some people loved it, disliked it, or were neutral about it.

The young celeb went on to say that The Archies was his "first try," and even though things did not turn out as planned, he is prepared to put in more effort. “On some levels, it didn’t work and that’s ok. It’s my first try and I am going to work hard and get back up, try for the second and if that doesn’t work then try for the third and then the fourth but to get to that realisation took me some time,” he added. He also said thet he got to showcase himself on a huge platform. "People would kill for this opportunity. I shouldn’t sit here and feel low about it. I gave it my best and i’ll keep giving it my best,” said Agastya.  

Well, it seems like Agastya Nanda is self-aware and open to criticism, as evidenced by his response to criticism of his film. In addition, he is open to growing and learning from his errors, which demonstrates that he is a persistent actor who will keep going in perfecting his craft and rising to challenges. It will be intriguing to watch him in his upcoming endeavors if he truly took the lessons from his "first try" in the film industry.

Agastya Nanda's projects

Agastya has already signed his second film. He is all set to star in Sriram Raghavan's Ekkis. Reportedly, it is a biography of the 1971 war hero Arun Khetarpal, with renowned actor Dharmendra playing a pivotal role. Agastya is reportedly reading the script right now and will start filming this movie soon.

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