Being a star child is a disadvantage: Athiya Shetty

Athiya Shetty

MUMBAI - Athiya Shetty, daughter of actor 1990s Bollywood action star Suniel Shetty, says the biggest disadvantage of being a star child is facing criticism of nepotism.

“There are advantages and disadvantages of being a star child. You see, I get a lot of love and appreciation from the elders of the film industry as well as from the media fraternity by default because of the goodwill that my father has earned,” said Athiya.

“People waited for my debut. But at the same time, the biggest disadvantage of a star child is facing criticism of nepotism,” added Athiya, who made her acting debut in Bollywood with Salman Khan’s production venture "Hero" in 2015.

She added, “Yes, we get the first opportunity easily, but we are in a profession where without talent and most importantly without audiences’ appreciation, our career cannot last long.” - Agencies