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A feature film on Archie comic series for the first time

Comic book teenagers – Archie, Veronica, Betty and Jughead – are coming to the big screen for the first time in a new live-action feature film based on the long-running Archie comic series. It will be the first time in the comic book’s 72-year history that a feature film will be made on it. While Jason Moore has been named as the director of the film and the stars haven’t been finalised, TOI comes out with its own suggestions about the Bollywood stars, who will make for the apt Archie characters.

Ranbir Kapoor
He is the proverbial good guy – extremely romantic, polite albeit little goofy with those Barfi traits, but brought up well by his parents, just like Archie Andrews. His romantic linkups and reigning confusion between Veronica and Betty, oops Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif, make him an ideal filmi Archie.

Ranveer Singh
Now that’s the man, who will fit the pants oops role of Reggie Mantle to perfection. He has that brat-like aura, extrovert personality and he’s a loud thinker too. Just like our dear old Reggie. What’s more! He has that teeny weeny roving eye – just like Reggie and he has easily flitted from good friends – Anushka Sharma, Sonakshi Sinha and more with effortless ease.

Deepika Padukone
She has what it takes to play the perfect Veronica Lodge. Pampered she may not be – like the Veronica of Archie’s fame – but the lady sure knows how to make the guys go weak-kneed! Right from gooey-eyed Ranbir to groggy faced Ranveer and even seniors like Saif Ali Khan and Shah Rukh Khan – Dippy is the gal, who has put many a guy in a spin.

Sonam Kapoor
Now that’s another strong contender for the role of Veronica Lodge, who can pip our Dippy if she really tries hard enough. Like Ms Lodge, Sonam Kapoor has the panache for great clothes and uppity lifestyle. And her penchant to effortlessly make it to the style files and headlines – with latest example of her nath and studded jacket at the Cannes – this babe can be a great Veronica!

Diana Penty
She has the looks and the aura of a Betty Copper, with innocence writ large in her eyes and that earthy appeal. And if her interviews are anything to go by, the gal has very simple lifestyle too – despite her pretty looks. That’s an ideal Betty in the making, especially since she is known for her culinary acumen too!

Katrina Kaif
Not that she’s homegrown ala our Betty Cooper, but Kat sure has that vulnerable appeal, which makes the guys want to protect her. If she can make our eternal macho man Salman Khan going soft on her – in spite and despite their breakup – and Ranbir is more than ready to console her, with Akshay Kumar protecting her on and off the sets, Kat really is just the girl, guys want to take home to momma. Reminds you of Betty, right?

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