Though her debut film, Hero (2015), didn’t set the cash registers ringing at the box office, Athiya Shetty was welcomed into the Hindi film industry with open arms. Of late, the actor has been reading several film scripts. But what has Athiya excited right now is her first advertisement. She endorses a make-up brand, a deal she bagged soon after the release of her debut film last September. Athiya says, “We shot for the ad in Bangkok (Thailand) some time back. It will be aired in September. It is a fabulous concept.”
These days, she is one of the most keenly awaited personalities on the red carpet at events and shows due to her impressive style statements. The actor was also the showstopper for designer Vikram Phadnis’s fashion show at a recent gala.
While the young actor has her father, senior actor Suniel Shetty, to go to for career advice, she says he also pushes her to make her own decisions. “I discuss a lot of things with my dad. But, at the end of the day, I have to take the decision. He tells me that it is okay to make mistakes. Doing so helps you evolve as a person,” she says.