Starkids are often considered to be well-knit with the industry folks. Those who hail from the industry are thought to have an inner circle. But that doesn’t seem to be the case with Athiya Shetty. The actress made her Bollywood debut with Hero, is Suniel Shetty’s daughter and grew up in Mumbai. Yet she says that she lacks friends within the industry.
“Even though my dad is an actor, I don’t feel like I made too many friends in the industry,” she says. The reason for the same she points out is her introvert nature. “I might come across as an extrovert, but the thing is that I am quite shy. I have always grown up with my school friends who are not from the industry. I have very few people, who I can call my own and trust them,” she explains.
A couple of years ago though, the actress found a good friend in her Mubarakan co-star Ileana D’Cruz. In an earlier interaction with BT, Athiya had said, “I feel that from day one, I have been able to trust her. I have told her things about myself and I know that she will keep it to herself. I have always looked up to Ileana for the way she presents herself. She is so full of grace and is a very honest person.”