Athiya Shetty received appreciation for her role in the 2019 film Motichoor Chaknachoor co-starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui. However, the wedding rom-com failed to leave behind an impact at the box office. Soon, the director of the film Debamitra Biswal disassociated herself from the project. In a note, she said how her vision and the intention behind the film couldn't make it to the final version because of silly ego disputes on the producer's end. After Motichoor Chaknachoor, Athiya is yet to sign a new film. Talking about this, her superstar father Suniel Shetty told a leading daily that the controversy around Motichoor Chaknachoor has left Athiya 'scarred'. He said that she is scared to sign anything new that comes from him.
"I am her sounding board, I am her bounce board and boxing bag also, she punches me the most. She is very clear about what she does not want to do. And at times that gets difficult and there are so many films that come her way and now 'Motichoor' has scarred her so much, tremendous appreciation as an actor but scarred her from the point of view. With no fault of hers she was dragged into something that she was not even responsible for. She is so scared now that anything which comes from me she wants to think about it 25 times. She doesn’t have that kind of faith. She says they are your friends and this happens," Suniel told.
He further added that Athiya is comfortable in her own skin. "But she is very comfortable in her own skin. I think that is where we all come from whether it is Mana, or whether it is me or whether it is Athiya or Ahan, we are happy, we are content," he added.
Motichoor Chaknachoor made headlines in 2019 after the crew raised objections against the producer, Rajesh Bhatia over non-payment of dues including Athiya's remuneration. Not just this, Rajesh, after an ugly fight, removed Debamitra as the director, who then filed a petition with Bombay High Court which had ordered a stay on the release of its much-delayed trailer. After clearing all hurdles, the film saw the light of the day and released on November 15, 2019, with a decent response at the box-office.
(Source: Times Of India)