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The Archies star Agastya Nanda gets candid on anxiety, his debut film, and finding solace in religion

Agastya Nanda made his acting debut with Zoya Akhtar's The Archies which also starred Suhana Khan and Khushi Kapoor. 

The Archies star Agastya Nanda gets candid on anxiety, his debut film, and finding solace in religion
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Last Updated: 12.51 PM, Feb 23, 2024


In November 2023, Zoya Akhtar's film The Archies launched a couple of star kids. Amitabh Bachchan's grandson Agastya Nanda, Shah Rukh Khan-Gauri Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan, and Boney Kapoor-Sridevi’s daughter Khushi Kapoor made their acting debut along with a few more actors. While the film wasn't a hit among the audiences, it also received massive criticism from nepotism haters.

Recently in Navya Nanda's podcast What The Hell Navya, her brother Agastya Nanda came in as a guest alongside Navya's regular guests Jaya Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan. In the podcast, the young actor discussed topics like how he dealt with anxiety and also revealed that he started finding solace in religion. 

Agastya Nanda on The Archies' criticism

Agastya also talked about the stress he had before his critically panned acting debut in The Archies. He said that eventually, he "left it to God" and no longer worried about the reaction of the crowd to his performance. Agastya said, “I was a really anxious person, and I say was, because I went through a really bad phase of it. I used to feel a lot of anxiety,” when asked about mental health and whether the younger generation is more willing to talk about it.


The Starkid also revealed that he made progress in life through meditation. He said, “When you’re living in a world where there’s so much going on, you do one thing that grounds you. And I think our generation are very anxious people. Because we’re so used to getting things in an instant. We’ve lost patience and we’ve lost faith. We’ve lost faith that things will work out, or things will be okay, because we’re so used to things being certain now." He further said that he knows that people laugh at him but he is very religious and spiritual and it came naturally to him. 

Speaking candidly about the anxiety he experienced in the wake of his debut film, he added that he found great solace in religion. He said, When I started acting, doing my first film, I was like, ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do, if I’m going to do well, if people are going to like me, if they’ll think I’m bad’." He further added that after giving his all, he told God, "I leave it up to you."

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