Gearing up for comic challenge

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Dec 2016 07:44:17


Actress Athiya Shetty says she will have to work harder to excel in comedy genre for her role in Anees Bazmee directed film Mubaraka.

Athiya, who made her debut in 2015 with Salman Khan’s home production film Hero, signed Mubaraka after a gap of two years. The film stars Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor as ‘chacha and bhatija’ (uncle-nephew).

Both Anees and Anil are good at comedy and Athiya thinks she has to be on her toes to be better in the genre.
“I feel I have to work harder, be on my toes and that is the best part as it prepares and challenges you as an actor. It’s like as an actor you have someone to match upto their skills. I am extremely nervous but I am also excited because they are great artistes,” Athiya told PTI.

Daughter of Suniel Shetty, the 24-year-old actress is amazed with the energy of Anil Kapoor. “I think he is somebody who is giving everybody a run for their money. He is so energetic, he is a thorough professional. He has been in the industry for a long time but looking at him it feels he is still eager and willing to learn like newcomer, it is fantastic,” she said.

“He is sincere and dedicated towards his work even today. It is amazing to be like that. I am feeling blessed to be working with him,” she said.Also, for the first time she will be sharing screen space with Arjun Kapoor, who she knows since quite some time. (PTI)