Athiya Shetty, who made her debut in Bollywood with Hero, is pretty involved in philanthropic work. As of now, she is a part of the airline major event called ‘Flight of Fantasy’ where she will be joining kids from her grandmother’s NGO – Save the Children.
The Flight of Fantasy is an annual event hosted out of Delhi and Mumbai alternatively and is a special joy ride for children from a few chosen NGOs. This year it will be hosted in Mumbai at the T2, CST Airport. By means of this special 45 minute joy ride over the city they expose children from marginalized backgrounds to the world of aviation and also plan a fun-filled day for them at the airport. This includes a short presentation on avionics, music, games and snacks for everyone.
“Kids are fascinated by aero-planes. I have seen them getting excited when one flies above their heads. I can’t wait to see their reaction when they soar high,” says the excited actress. Her mother, Mana Shetty, looks after the NGO now. “I have known many of those kids since I was 13. There was just a wall between my school (American School of Bombay) and their premises. I have seen them complete school; the ones my age have graduated,” adds Athiya !.