Anees Bazmee’s upcoming comedy outing Mubaraka is all set to roll in a few months. The film that will see the real life uncle-nephew pair of Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor for the first time on screen has not confirmed a leading lady yet. But we had heard rumours about Parineeti Chopra bagging the role until she dismissed it with a firm no. Now sources say that newbie Athiya Shetty will be seen opposite Arjun in this film as one of the leads. This will be Athiya’s second film after her debut last year, ‘Hero’.
The team of Mubarakan is all praise for Athiya Shetty. The movie is being made by acclaimed filmmaker Anees Bazmee, who in the past worked with Athiya’s father Suniel Shetty in several movies.
Anees and Suniel Shetty worked in several films including Hera Pheri 4, Thank you, No Problem and Gopi Kishan, which was the star’s first ever double role. Now, Anees is taking forward the family bonding and working with Athiya too.
Athiya who stars in the filmmaker’s next, Mubarakan, has impressed him with her work, and professionalism. Producer Ashwin Varde and photographer Avinash Gowarikar have appreciative words to say about Athiya.
Avinash took to a popular micro blogging site to say: “#PostPackUpShot with the absolutely lovely @theathiyashetty at the #Mubarakan photoshoot. She is really growing into a superb actress.”