One of Bollywood hottest debutantes of 2014 is Athiya Shetty. She will be cast opposite fellow debutante Suraj Pancholi, for ‘Hero’ (the remake of the original 1983 Subash Ghai movie). Athiya is the daughter of Bollywood star Suniel Shetty. The actress is a certified alumni from the New York Film Academy, having done a course on liberal art and film-making.. She was determined to make acting as her career, while her parents are supportive to the decision. In fact Papa-Shetty has played a crucial role in finding her projects and ensured that she gets good banners to start with. Hero remake is financed by Salman Khan and co-produced by Subash Ghai, the director of original ‘Hero’. She is also currently attending classes to improve her Hindi and diction
Athiya stands 5’9” tall and a good next-door look. It was earlier believed that she would debut with actor Ranbir Kapoor. Later reports carried that she will be introduced through Sajid Nadiawala’s ‘Heropanti’ alongside Tiger Shroff, son of Jackie Shroff who was the lead in the original ‘Hero’ released 1983.
There is still time for the ‘Hero’ sequel to start rolling, meanwhile the star kids who will share the screen are meeting-up regularly to know each other and to prepare for their ‘takes’. They slog and train together to face the camera and also share quality time being in each other’s company. Suraj Pancholi underwent great suffering while serving his prison-term due to a recent controversy associated with Jiah Khan’s death, his former girlfriend. After being released from the jail, he had been focused on his appearance spending time in gym. Athiya too joined him later and now both the newcomers seem to be dedicated at the same time, excited about their project. Tiger Shroff and Suraj Pancholi are great gym buddies.
Apart from physical workout, both Suraj and Athiya are also take dancing lessons together, at Remo D’Souza dancing academy. Suraj has great support from his mentor Salman Khan who also gives lessons to the newcomer. Athiya and Suraj starer ‘Hero’ is going to be directed by Bollywood directed Nikhil Advani, who has movies like D-Day and Kal Ho Na Ho, to his credit. Original ‘Hero’ was a love story played by Meenakshi Sheshadri and Jackie Shroff. However, the sequel is believed to carry contemporary essence which will redefine the love story to suit current audience’s taste.
There is no controversy surrounding the new B-Town lady Athiya, but her small annual family trip out of the country, during the time of Jiah’s Death, was meagerly questioned. However, Sunil Shetty downplayed it explaining that it was an annual 15 days family vacation. There are no talks about the 19 years old’s boyfriend, so she stands clean while she enters the Indian film industry.
Athiya Shetty- Boyfriend
Though Athiya has buddies in the form of Suraj Pancholi and Tiger Shroff, she is steered clear of any relationship. She is focused on carving a niche for herself in Bollywood.
Age, Height and Trivia
Name: Athiya Shetty.
Age: 19 years.
Height: 5’9” approx.
Father: Sunil Shetty (Bollywood Actor).
Mother: Mana Shetty.
Brother: Ahaan Shetty.