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Athiya Shetty: Anushka & Alia Bhatt inspire me!

By Neharika, Bollywood.com News Network

Actress Athiya Shetty lately said that Alia Bhatt inspires her. Speaking at the launch of Nina Lekhi's book "Bag it All", which chronicles the journey of the entrepreneur, she revealed that she looks upto Anushka Sharma and Alia Bhatt as inspirations and finds the latter extremely hardworking.

"I've looked up to Anushka Sharma, she has inspired me, specially how she has taken her career so well. She is producing films, started of at a young age, she is making the films she wants to, producing the ones she believes in," Athiya told reporters.

"Also Alia (is an inspiration). She is my age but she has achieved so much in such a short span of time. She is so hardworking. I think everybody has their own journey," she added.

Athiya debuted in Bollywood with the romantic action film ‘Hero’ for which she received the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award and a Filmfare award nomination for the Best Female Debut.

At the event, she was asked if a woman can juggle both, work and family, she said, “Yes. The biggest example right now is Kareena Kapoor Khan, who has given birth to a beautiful boy and she is still owing it, doing whatever she does best. I think times have changed. Women are becoming more powerful. There are more films which are being written around women."

The 24-year-old actress will next be seen in ‘Mubarakan’. It is a romantic comedy film that will star Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz and Athiya Shetty in lead roles. Slated for a release on July 28, 2017, the film has been helmed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Sony Pictures Network Productions, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde.