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Ahan Shetty Speaks On The Warm Welcome For His Debut

Ahan Shetty Speaks To Subhash K Jha On The Warm Welcome For  His Debut

Ahan Shetty, the crowds love you. They whistle  and  stomp at your entry in Tadap?

It is all so  unreal for me, Sir. I  always dreamt  of being  an actor right from my childhood..

Did you stand in front  of  the mirror and make faces  when you were  you a child?

No.  But I danced to  Salman  Sir’s songs  like mad. Yes, I  was a  crazy fan of Salman Sir as a child. I am still  his crazy fan. And he has been  so supportive for my debut. He was promoting my film  alongside  his own Antim. I am so grateful. I  think I’m blessed.

It’s  you father (actor Suneil Shetty)’s goodwill within and outside the  film industry?

Oh absolutely, Sir. They are coming to see  Suniel Shetty’s  son. I hope I don’t disappoint  them.

They  love you . You are  at  least  25  times better   in your first  film than  you dad was  in his first  film?

Ha ha. I wouldn’t say that.  My Dad has been in this industry for almost 20 years.Let’s see if I can last that long. Like you  said, I am reaping the harvest of his  goodwill.Otherwise there are  so many newcomers  whose films don’t even  get an opening. I am stunned that so many  people have made an effort to see my film  during  these  hard times.

Are you  getting used to the attention,  the  mobbing?

I am basically a  shy person.  But  all the media  interaction  before release and now all the attention that I am getting from the  public… yeah,  I am now getting less uncomfortable  with the attention.

Ahan, what made  you choose Tadap as your debut film?

Both my Dad and I were sure that  my first film wouldn’t  be a routine  boy-meets-girl love  story.When we saw the Telugu original  RX100 we were knew we wanted this to be my debut film.It gave me an opportunity to do everything and yet it restrained me from displaying  all my skills all at once.I am trained in martial arts. But we used  none  of  that in Tadap. Because  I play a smalltown boy from Musssoorie I also  love to dance. But  my character  dances sparingly  in  the  film.

So are we going to see  more singing dancing and  fighting  in your second film?

don’t know, Sir. I am in no hurry to  sign  my  second film. I am very picky in all the choices that I make in life. I realize how important  the second film is  going to be. I believe  the first film chooses  you while you choose  the second film.

Do you intend  to consult your father  before signing future projects?

Oh, absolutely. I couldn’t have  hoped for better  guidance. When  my father came into  film  industry he had absolutely no one to show him the way. He  did it on his own. I  am lucky to have  not  just my father, but also Sajid Sir(Tadap producer Sajid Nadiadwala) to guide me.

Do you intend  to be an actor all  your life?

don’t know . I may branch into  direction and  production some time in the  future. Right now I am trying to absorb all that is happening to me. Everything I dreamt of  is coming true.

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