The debut of star kids Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda, and Khushi Kapoor in Zoya Akhtar’s “The Archies” has stirred conversations about nepotism and their performances. Delnaaz Irani, an actress in the film, recently shared her insights about working with the trio and commended their grounded attitude on set. In an exclusive interview with Pinkvilla, Delnaaz Irani spoke about her interactions with Suhana, Agastya, and Khushi, shedding light on their dedication, warmth, and professionalism.
Warm Interaction with Suhana Khan: Delnaaz Irani fondly recalled her first interaction with Suhana Khan, expressing that it began with a big, tight hug. The young actors on set affectionately referred to Delnaaz as “Sweetu,” a character from Shah Rukh Khan’s film “Kal Ho Naa Ho.” Despite Suhana being quite young when the movie was released, the warmth in their meeting surpassed expectations. Delnaaz appreciated the genuine warmth and connection she felt during her conversation with Suhana, even though they didn’t share scenes in the film.
Grounded and Well-Brought-Up Kids: Delnaaz Irani shared her observations of working with Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda, and Khushi Kapoor, praising their grounded nature and good upbringing. According to Delnaaz, the trio exhibited dedication to their work and didn’t display any entitlement due to their influential family backgrounds. She emphasized that on the set of “The Archies,” Suhana, Agastya, and Khushi worked like any other aspiring artists, showcasing professionalism and commitment to their craft. Delnaaz credited Zoya Akhtar for fostering an environment where everyone was treated equally, regardless of their background.
Equal Treatment on ‘The Archies’ Set: Delnaaz Irani applauded Zoya Akhtar for maintaining a level playing field on the set of “The Archies.” According to Delnaaz, the star kids did not receive special treatment or preferential treatment based on their familial connections. Zoya Akhtar’s approach of treating everyone equally contributed to a harmonious and collaborative work atmosphere. Delnaaz highlighted the professionalism exhibited by Suhana, Agastya, and Khushi during the filming process.
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Words of Advice Amid Trolls: In response to the trolls and criticism often directed at star kids, Delnaaz Irani offered words of advice to Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda, and Khushi Kapoor. She encouraged them to take criticism with a pinch of salt, emphasizing that trolls shouldn’t hold much significance. According to Delnaaz, focusing on hard work and dedication to their craft should be their primary concern, disregarding the negativity that may arise on social media.
Delnaaz Irani’s positive experiences and observations on the set of “The Archies” shed light on the professionalism and grounded nature of Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda, and Khushi Kapoor. Despite the ongoing debate around nepotism, Delnaaz’s insights underscore the importance of treating individuals based on their work ethic and commitment rather than their family backgrounds. As these young talents navigate their careers in the film industry, their dedication and down-to-earth approach on set have been recognized and appreciated by those they’ve worked alongside.