New Delhi: Contrary to a popular perception about star kids that they have it easy in the Bollywood industry, newcomer Ahan Shetty, son of an amazing actor Suniel Shetty, said it has taken him years of hard work and preparation to be ready for his debut film Tadap. Ahan Shetty is making his bollywood debut opposite to Student of the Year 2 newcomer actor Tara Sutaria with the remake of 2018 Telugu romantic action drama film RX 100.
The Hindi remake is named Tadap and the film is directed by Milan Luthria. The film is produced by popular movie producer Sajid Nadiadwala, who had worked together with Suniel Shetty on the 1993 romantic action comedy film Waqt Hamara Hai. In an interview, Ahan Shetty described how he got his first film simply based on his talent.
Ahan Shetty said, “I was training for several years. I would meet producers and directors on sets as they are my father’s friends and colleagues but that doesn’t mean I would get a break from them. I wouldn’t say it was easy. Sajid sir saw my action and dance videos and called me, he asked me to send him a few audition tapes. Basically, it (me getting this film) wasn’t anything to do with my father being an actor. I got the film because of my talent.”
The newcomer said he always wanted to be an actor from the age of 11 and before his graduation in the year 2014, he began learning acting, other than training in action and dancing. He likewise shared that like some other upcoming actors he met different directors and producers yet nothing happened, till Nadiadwala signed a contract with him five years ago.
When asked about whether his dad offered him any guidance or advice for his debut film in the industry, the newcomer said, “He just said, ‘Be happy and be comfortable with what you are doing.” Every child wants to resemble his dad, said Ahan Shetty, adding that his tendency towards action comes from his dad Suniel Shetty, one of the most outstanding action heroes of Bollywood during the 1990s.
Tadap is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 3, 2021.