The two young star kids are likely to be paired together in the Sajid Nadiadwala production Heropanti
While his father Jackie Shroff made his Bollywood debut with the 1982 film Hero, son Tiger is all set to take his legacy forward with Heropanti. And Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya, all of 18, is being considered to play the lead female role opposite the young actor in this film.
We hear that Heropanti, the Sajid Nadiadwala production, will be directed by Sabbir Khan of Kambakkht Ishq fame. We also hear that many filmmakers were keen to launch Athiya in their projects, but Nadiadwala convinced Shetty that she would be the perfect choice for Heropanti.
Athiya has studied film-making from the New York Film Academy. Her parents both Suniel and Mana are extremely supportive of their little daughter’s decision to pursue a career as an actor. Suniel had worked in Sajid’s 1993 film Waqt Hamara Hai and now he’s keen to take his association with the producer forward.
The film, we hear, is about a boy (played by Tiger) who lives life on his own terms. He doesn’t follow set norms. He’s a little larger than life – a guy who does Heropanti.