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Af­ter mak­ing a dream de­but with a Sal­man Khan pro­duc­tion, Athiya Shetty is now ready to take on the film in­dus­try. Here, she talks to us about the feed­back she re­ceived for her first film, and more.

Your film re­ceived a mixed re­sponse from all. How did you deal with that?

I re­ceived pos­i­tive feed­back for my per­for­mance, and for the chem­istry that Sooraj (Pancholi; co-star) and I shared on screen. I know it is im­pos­si­ble to make ev­ery­one happy. Be­ing part of the in­dus­try for so long, my fa­ther (Su­niel Shetty) al­ways says, ‘With suc­cess comes fail­ure.’ I know that no­body is per­fect. I take crit­i­cism con­struc­tively. You need to fil­ter the neg­a­tive com­ments.

Do you have a list of di­rec­tors you wish to work with?

I have a huge wish list of di­rec­tors that I’d want to work with, but I don’t want to jinx it (smiles).

How did you deal with be­ing com­pared to Sonam Kapoor?

I am too new to the in­dus­try to be com­pared to Sonam Kapoor. She has earned a name in the in­dus­try, and she is one of the most beau­ti­ful ac­tresses around. She has cre­ated a league of her own.

I have a huge wish list of di­rec­tors that I’d want to work with, but I don’t want to jinx it.

Athiya Shetty, ac­tor

You have just signed your first endorsement deal with May­belline New York. How does it feel?

It is a dream come true to have such an iconic brand as my first endorsement. Be­ing a girl, makeup is es­sen­tial to me. I have been us­ing their prod­ucts for a long time. Sign­ing on the dot­ted line has been very spe­cial.

How do you plan to spend the money you have re­ceived from this deal?

I will def­i­nitely spend a cer­tain amount of it, but I’m not too sure on what though, at the mo­ment. I am very con­scious about what I spend money on. So, I wish to save the rest of it.

Ac­tor Athiya Shetty

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