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Athiya Shetty’s secret talent is borderline creepy

Medically speaking...

By Hasina Khatib  November 28th, 2016

Athiya Shetty’s sophomore film, Mubarakan, is only due to release in July 2017 (her 2015 debut with Sooraj Pancholi flatlined), but thanks to her candid Instagram profile, we feel like we know much about this young star already. Just to be sure, we caught up with Athiya at the 5-year celebrations of Phoenix Market City (Kurla, Mumbai) and decided to go old school, throwing a bunch of rapid fire questions at her. Here’s what followed:

ELLE: Who was your childhood celebrity crush?

Athiya Shetty: Abhishek Bachchan.

ELLE: What’s the one hidden talent no one knows about?

AS: I am super flexible. I can fold my hands completely behind my back, and I can even dislocate my hip and put it back.

ELLE: What was the last text that you sent?

AS: It was to my mom about what I want to eat in the evening. Priorities!

ELLE: What’s the most expensive item you’ve bought in the past year?

AS: A designer bag, don’t ask me which. [laughs] Incidentally, that’s also what I spent my first paycheque on.

ELLE: What’s the worst thing about 2016?

AS: All the acts of terrorism and the wars.

ELLE: Tell us one store you wouldn’t mind spending the rest of your life in…

AS: H&M, definitely.

ELLE: If you could do one thing to change the world, it would be…

AS: I would change people’s attitudes. I feel that so many of our problems could be resolved if we were all more understanding and accepting of each other.