Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty, who made her debut in Bollywood opposite Sooraj Pancholi in Hero was last seen in Anees Bazmee’s Mubarakan opposite Arjun Kapoor.
Athiya Shetty is all set for her next in which she will be seen as a football player. Inspired by the Kashmiri female football player, Afshan Ashiq, the film titled Hope Solo will showcase her controversial story from a sports persona to being termed as a stone-pelter.
Hope Solo marks the Bollywood directorial debut of Manish Harishankar, who was an assistant in Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, Halla Bol amongst others. Saiwyn Quadras, who has previously adapted the life story of Mary Kom and Neerja, will be writing the script of this film.
Athiya has already started preparing for the role. She has been practicing football and has been taking training too. Athiya will also have to learn Kashmiri to master the accent for the film.
The film is currently in the pre-production stage. However, the official announcement of the film has still not been done.