Athiya Shetty will soon be seen in ‘Hero’ on the big screen. Like all big movies up for release, Athiya and her co-star Sooraj Pancholi have been promoting their film a lot everywhere. Since the two of them are star kids, this question of having an easy launch into the industry couldn’t evade them. We don’t know if Sooraj can be counted as a star kid as his dad was never a star. His father, Aditya Pancholi, was more of a villain on and off screen than a star! Athiya’s dad though, Suniel Shetty, was a star in the nineties. In fact, there was a time when Suniel was bigger than Akshay Kumar. Here below, Athiya talks about what it’s like being a star kid.
Athiya Shetty on being a star kid
Being a star kid is tough. You get the platform and the visibility but you also get criticised for the littlest of things. People pinpoint these things, criticise it deeply and rip you apart because you are a star kid. They feel you should know everything before coming into the industry.
Athiya Shetty on how hard it is to be successful as a star kid
We have to work equally hard. We have to work harder at times because you have a father and mother at home who are actors and are very successful and you want to match up to their expectations and what people expect you to be.