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Athiya credits Bollywood innings to Salman Khan

bollywood Updated: Oct 29, 2016 18:15 IST
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Athiya Shetty’s first film Hero turned out to be a damp squib at the box office.

Athiya Shetty has attributed her Bollywood career to superstar Salman Khan.

Athiya, who is the daughter of actor Suniel Shetty, made her Bollywood debut with 2015 film Hero, which was co-produced by Salman.

Also starring Sooraj Pancholi, the film, which was directed by Nikhil Advani, is a remake of filmmaker Subhash Ghai’s directed 1983 film of the same name, which starred Jackie Shroff.

Asked if she credits her career in Bollywood to the Dabangg star, Athiya said, “Of course, he launched Sooraj and I so definitely I owe him a lot. Both him and Nikhil sir. So yeah always and always grateful to him.”

The 23-year-old is now gearing up for her next film Mubarakan, which is directed by Anees Bazmee.

Read: Hero review: Sooraj, Athiya don’t impress in this bad remake

The film, which also stars Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz, is slated to release on July 28, 2017.

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