I need to prove myself in Bollywood as actor: Athiya Shetty

Star kids get a platform to start their career, but after their debut they have to prove themselves, says actress Athiya Shetty as she looks to firm up her place in Bollywood by doing quality films.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: December 18, 2016 5:32 pm
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Star kids get a platform to start their career, but after their debut, they have to prove themselves, says actress Athiya Shetty as she looks to firm up her place in Bollywood by doing quality films. The 24-year-old says her focus at this point in her fledgeling career is to prove herself as an actress in the fiercely competitive world of Hindi cinema.

“I need to prove myself in the industry as an actor. As kids from film family we do have a platform but what we do after our first film is on our own and the journey is important,” Athiya told PTI. The daughter of actor Suniel Shetty, who made her acting debut last year opposite Sooraj Pancholi in Salman Khan’s home production Hero, says she wants to do quality films and meaningful roles.

“I want to work with amazing directors, good scripts and better myself as an actor with each film and this is important for me. It would be difficult to specifically say what I want to do next,” she said. “It is about bettering myself as an actor and keep learning. There is no point in life when you stop learning so I just want to keep learning.”

The Hero actress is conscious about choosing films. “It is important as we dedicate one or two years for a film so it has to be better and you should be excited and proud of it. It is important to be feeling good and going to work every day,” she said. The actress will be seen next in Anees Bazmee’s Mubaraka alongside Arjun Kapoor and Anil Kapoor.

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