She’s one film-old, but actress Athiya Shetty, who made her big Bollywood debut with Salman Khan’s co-production venture “Hero”, already has a list of those directors with whom she wants to work. She says working with “good directors” is her priority.
In her first film, Athiya was directed by Nikhil Advani. As of now, she does not want to disclose names of the directors on her wishlist because of “superstition”.
Asked what kind or roles impress her, the daughter of actor Suniel Shetty says she doesn’t want to restrict herself with a particular genre, but she’s sure about the kind of names she wants to work with.
“I’m not fixed on a particular genre because I’m too young and too new to kind of stick to what I am best at, but I have a list of directors with whom I want to work,” Athiya said.
“Directors are most important to me right now because they are the ones who give life to the script. I’m completely a director’s actor and I have a lot of faith in them. Right now getting very good director is in my priority list,” she added.
However, she is not comfortable sharing names because of her belief.
“I am a very superstitious person and if I give you my list and everybody knows, then it won’t come true,” she said.
The actress has stepped into showbiz alongside actor Aditya Pancholi’s son Sooraj in “Hero”, a remake of veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai’s 1983 hit film of the same name.
Post the release of the film, Athiya has also grabbed her first endorsement deal. She has joined “2 States” star Alia Bhatt as the brand ambassador of cosmetic brand Maybelline New York.
Asked what kind of make-up she prefers, Athiya said: “It’s all about either highlighting your eyes or lips and that depends on my mood.”
It’s not just her debut Bollywood film, Athiya has also impressed many with her fashion quotient and is often compared to actress Sonam Kapoor. But Athiya feels the “Aisha” famed actress is in a different league altogether.
“I think Sonam is one of the most fashionable actresses that we have. She is in a league of her own. She is the one who brought fashion and style to Bollywood, so I don’t think I will ever be compared to her.”
“I just stepped into this industry, so I don’t know what looks good on me as yet. I think it’s all about trials and error and what you are comfortable in,” she said.
Her style advice?
“Be comfortable in what you are wearing and dress according to body type because that’s very important!”.