Athiya Shetty, the 24 year old actress was presently spotted at at the launch of Nina Lekhi’s book ‘Bag it All’ which chronicles the journey of the entrepreneur. She has been public appearances quite often now because of her upcoming movie “Mubarakan”, which also stars Arjun Kapoor and Anil Kapoor.
At the event, while speaking to the media about other actors, Athiya Shetty said “I’ve looked up to Anushka Sharma, she has inspired me, and especially how she has taken her career so well. She is producing films, started off at a young age, she is making the films she wants to, producing the ones she believes in. Also Alia (is an inspiration). She is my age but she has achieved so much in such a short span of time. She is so hardworking. I think everybody has their own journey.”
On being asked about actresses juggling successfully between work and family, Athiya mentioned “Yes. The biggest example right now is Kareena Kapoor Khan, who has given birth to a beautiful boy and she still owes it, doing whatever she does best. I think times have changed. Women are becoming more powerful. There are more films which are being written around women.”
She started her Bollywood career with ‘Hero’ but until now, she has not been able tp prove her mettle in the industry. Every start once goes through this struggling phase, and then emerged victorious.