Like many other star kids who have been ventured into Bollywood, Athiya Shetty too stepped into the world of entertainment a few years ago. However, unlike most other star kids, she hasn’t been signing one film after another. Athiya – daughter of Suneil Shetty - made her debut in 2015 with Hero, starring opposite Sooraj Pancholi. But the film didn’t fare too well at the box office. She later starred in Mubarakan with Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor but even that wasn’t well-received.
Now, Athiya is gearing up for the release of her next film, Motichoor Chaknachoor, opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui and recently shared why she decided to take a break after her first 2 films. In a recent interview, Athiya revealed, “There is nothing wrong in taking time off to better myself. In this industry, you can't decide what path you want to walk on. I felt I need to prove myself to be here so I worked on myself as an actor. I had a great time working on Hero and Mubarkan but somewhere I was not fulfilled as an actor. This film gave me the opportunity to work hard and break the mould, challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone. The idea is to feel satisfied and fulfilled as an actor.”
Athiya also added that for her role in Motichoor Chaknachoor, she had to go through several workshops to get the body language right. She explained, “I speak Bundelkhandi in the film so I had to get the language and accent correct. I worked for about 3-4 weeks to get everything right as it has to be authentic and in sync with the film.” The actress concluded, “I said no before I said yes because I did not know if I would be able to pull it off as this role is different from what I have done. It is out of my comfort zone. But that was also the exciting part.” Motichoor Chaknachoor hits screens on November 15.