Sunil Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty will be making her debut in the upcoming Nikhil Advani film Hero opposite another newbie Sooraj Pancholi. Owing to Salman Khan’s involvement with Hero (the Dabangg actor serves as producer of the movie), much limelight has been shed on the movie. Of course, all eyes are on Athiya Shetty, whose father Sunil Shetty was at one time one of Bollywood’s most sought-after actors.
Sunil Shetty reassured Athiya would do good in Bollywood as it was a ‘beautiful’ industry, of which he had been a part of since many years.
“I don’t have to tell her anything. I was worried because Athiya was always watching me. By telling them they don’t learn but by watching us they do. In 26 years, I don’t know what I have earned but there is lot of goodwill and blessing that I have got. I have conducted myself that way I hope Athiya will do the same,” said Shetty.
“She did plays in her school. I am glad she asked me if I would be happy with her joining films. I said, ‘I am in this industry and it is a beautiful industry. It is the most beautiful and safe place for girls. If they want to conduct themselves right, then nobody can trouble them,” added the Hera Pheri star.
Sunil Shetty also expressed delight and satisfaction that him and superstar Salman Khan were there to guide Athiya and ensure her success.
“I don’t regret my time. I was strong. I stood on my own… fell down. I did death defying stunts. I am happy that I am there for my children to support them. Athiya has been out there so she doesn’t know much about the real world. I am happy we are there to protect, guide them and see that they don’t end up messing things for themselves,” said Shetty.
Let’s hope Athiya shines in her debut for all the world to see. Only after the film hits theaters will we be able to know whether Athiya can fill her father’s shoes or not.