After making her debut with Salman Khan’s Hero opposite Sooraj Pancholi, Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty was later seen in Mubarakan, Nawabzaade and then in Motichoor Chaknachoor, which bombed at the box-office. During the latest interview with Times Of India, Suniel Shetty opened up about Motichoor leaving a scar on Athiya. He stated that the film has scarred her from the point of view. He went on to reveal that Athiya was dragged into something that she was not even responsible for.
Speaking to TOI, Suniel Shetty said, “I am her sounding board, I am her bounce board and boxing bag also, she punches me the most. She is very clear about what she does not want to do. And at times that gets difficult and there are so many films that come her way and now 'Motichoor' has scarred her so much, tremendous appreciation as an actor but scarred her from the point of view. With no fault of hers, she was dragged into something that she was not even responsible for. She is so scared now that anything which comes from me she wants to think about it 25 times. She doesn’t have that kind of faith. She says they are your friends and this happens.
He went on to add that Athiya is very comfortable in her own skin. He added, “But she is very comfortable in her own skin. I think that is where we all come from whether it is Mana, or whether it is me or whether it is Athiya or Ahan, we are happy, we are content. I don’t regret anything. When people ask me about Akshay and Ajay being successful I say they are inspiring me to keep going otherwise I would have retired long back, I say look at them, hats off to them.”
“Don’t think that I am jealous, because then there are a million who have gone by and I still exist. Ahan is a happy chilled out kid. We made the right decision as father, son, and family to go with Nadiad. Sajid Bhai absolutely adores him,” he concluded. (ALSO READ: Cricketer KL Rahul Misses UNO Night With Rumoured Girlfriend Athiya Shetty; Here’s How The Actress Reacted)
Coming back to the controversy surrounding Motichoor Chaknachoor, there was a fallout between the director Debamitra Biswal and producer Woodpecker Movies which eventually took the legal route. The director even abandoned the film and asked the viewers to watch it at their own risk.
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