Athiya Shetty has been living a life full of compassion and
charity right from her childhood days and she hasn't stopped even
till date. She invests time in her mother's welfare organisation
Save The Children and has now taken the lead from her mother Mana
and is managing it all by herself. She opened up about how she got
into charity and walked down memory lane by saying, "I started when
I was 10. I used to go after school ended and help teach children
with special needs. And then as I grew older, I started working
with adolescent girls, who were rescued."
Not only does Athiya Shetty donate money to the welfare
association, she personally spends a lot of time with the children
and feels time is more valuable to the children than money. She
said, "Time, I feel, is more important for these children, they
feel special and loved when you even spend half a day with them.
Besides that, I try and give away a percentage of my income and
clothes and whatever I think they'd like/need."
She also praised her mother Mana Shetty for teaching her to be
compassionate towards others and she wishes to do good to the
children in need. She was quoted as saying, "I have learned so many
things from my mom. She's passionate about taking care of these
children and making sure they receive an education, which is every
child's right, no matter what."
Athiya Shetty debuted in the film Hero alongside Sooraj Pancholi
in 2015 but sadly the film did not do as expected at the box
office. She is currently shooting for Anees Bazmee's upcoming film
Mubarakan and a major portion of the film will be shot in London.
The film also stars Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz and
is scheduled to hit the theatres in July 2017.