Being a second generation actress Athiya Shetty in Bollywood has its own advantages and disadvantages, reports news agency IANS. Athiya Shetty , daughter of actor Suniel Shetty, was launched in Hero (2015) by Salman Khan. She said that though "we get the first opportunity easily" but without talent "our career cannot last long." She told IANS: "There are advantages and disadvantages of being a star child. You see, From elders I get a lot of love and appreciation from the film industry as well as from the media fraternity by default because of the goodwill that my father has earned. People waited for my debut. As being a star child the biggest advantage at the same time, is of facing criticism of nepotism." Athiya is awaiting the release of Mubarakan (releasing on July 28).
"We easily get the opportunity as first, we are in a profession where without talent and most importantly without audiences' appreciation, our career cannot last long," said Athiya, when asked about the nepotism in Bollywood.
Mubarakan Athiya Shetty next Film, which is directed by Anees Bazmee, Athiya said that: "He is one of the focused directors who knows how to treat each character of the story with equal importance. There is no room for outdoing each other."
Athiya also told IANS that she signed Mubarakan before Hero: "Oh that has to be my first film that I signed on my 21st birthday. I signed it on November 5. That was like a double Mubarakan. It was my new beginning as an actress. Hopefully, the journey continues."