While Zoya Akhtar's new Netflix directorial The Archies spotlights seven new faces in Agastya Nanda, Aditi Saigal aka Dot., Khushi Kapoor, Mihir Ahuja, Suhana Khan, Vedang Raina and Yuvraj Menda, another crucial performance in the film brings renowned sports analyst and late actor Tom Alter's son Jamie Alter to the forefront.
Alter plays Mike Gomes, the City Council member of Riverdale, who is against the proposal of the town's cherished Green Park from being razed for a hotel to be constructed. He is the lone member who's on the side of The Archies gang that comprises of Archies, Veronica, Betty, Ethel, Reggie, Jughead and Dilton.
The actor took to his social media portals to let the audience know about his appearance in the Netflix feature.
His post reads, "My first Hindi film release. Thank you @zoieakhtar @tigerbabyofficial @nandinishrikent_karanmally for the chance to play a small role in The Archies, now streaming on @netflix_in"
Check out his post below:
For those aren't appraised about who Jamie is, the actor has also served as a cricket writer for ESPNcricinfo and CricBuzz and additionally held the position of sports editor at The Times of India. Demonstrating his passion for cricket, Tom contributed columns to newspapers and journals for more than a decade. Browsing through his Instagram feed will certainly convey the extent to which he is immersed in and passionate about sports in general.
While the journalist-turned-actor plays an Anglo-Indian character in The Archies, he created a stir on X, a few years ago, when he corrected an ignorant politician, who confused his late father Tom to be an Anglo-Indian by origin, where actually, the departed actor is an American, by birth.
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ABOUT THE ARCHIES
Akhtar's Indian adaptation draws inspiration from the beloved American comic Archies. It intends to evoke nostalgia while providing social and contemporary commentary on political and environmental issues, while navigating the matters of the heart amongst its seven central characters.