Athiya nurtures Bollywood dreams, and the grapevine suggests that Tiger’s leading lady in his debut film Heropanti is going to be Athiya.
It’s learnt that when Suniel Shetty walked into an event accompanied by Athiya, there was virtually a beeline of filmmakers wanting to sign the young lady for their films. The Housefull 2 producer Sajid Nadiadwala is said to have signed Miss Shetty, who’s hardly of 18.
Athiya opting for Bollywood is no problem for Suniel and Mana Shetty. “Both Suniel and Mana are said to be extremely supportive of their little daughter in her decision to pursue her career as an actress,” a source tells a tabloid.
Athiya Shetty is also not a greenhorn when it comes to film and acting. She wanted to make a career in Bollywood and thus went to the New York Film Academy for a course in filmmaking. And though it may seem that she didn’t really have to grub it for landing her maiden Bollywood film, the director of Heropanti, Sabbir Khan, is yet to declare the cast to the media.
The coming together of Tiger Shroff and Athiya Shetty will remind many of the cute pairing of Bobby Deol with Twinkle Khanna in their debut film Barsaat, which was a hit. Not to forget that Tiger’s dad Jackie Shroff’s career-making film was titled Hero. Now, the son is up for some Heropanti.