After getting a dream launch with Salman Khan’s production venture ‘Hero’, actress Athiya Shetty seems to have caught the fancy of filmmakers. The tall and lanky actress is now likely to sign her next project with none other than filmmaker Karan Johar. Although talks of Athiya featuring in Karan Johar’s banner are in premature stage, it is certain that, the filmmaker is very much interested in casting her for his next.
Karan, who has been instrumental in launching the careers of Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan, now wants to shape up Athiya’s Bollywood career. Looking at the positive side of things, Athiya is not bound by any contract with her mentor, Salman Khan’s production house and hence can take up any projects of her choice.
On the other hand, Salman too has mentioned about having given a runway to debutantes Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya and now it is up to them to take off. Karan, who is presently busy with his Ranbir-Anushka-Aishwarya starrer movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, will start work on Athiya’s project as soon as he is done with his current assignment.