Athiya Shetty: Nothing wrong in taking time off to better myself

Athiya Shetty opens up about how she took time off after her first two films for her career.
Written By Abhivyakti Seshanand | Updated: October 31, 2019 15:10 IST
Athiya Shetty: Nothing wrong in taking time off to better myself

Athiya Shetty, daughter of Suniel Shetty, spoke of how she would like to do stories that ‘break the mould’ in Bollywood. She believes in getting challenged and that is what her latest film with Nawazuddin Siddiqui called Motichoor Chaknachor is doing.

In an interview, she said, “I had a great time working on 'Hero' and 'Mubarkan' but somewhere I was not fulfilled as an actor. This film gave me the opportunity to work hard and break the mould, challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone. The idea is to feel satisfied and fulfilled as an actor.”
For this reason, she signed up for workshops to improve her craft as her statement continues, “I worked on myself as an actor. I would do a lot of workshops. There is nothing wrong in taking time off to better myself. In this industry, you can't decide what path you want to walk on. You can't plan things. I felt I need to prove myself to be here.”
In the movie, she plays a small town Punjabi girl and hence took up workshops to get the body language right. On the workshops, she said, "I speak Bundel khandi in the film so I had to get the language and accent correct. I worked for about three to four weeks to get everything right as it has to be authentic and in sync with the film."
Motichoor Chaknachoor is about a 36-year-old jobless man (Pushpender) searching for a wife and Annie who wants to get married but settle abroad. The movie is slated to release on November 15.