Before his big screen debut, Aditya was a VJ on a music channel, where his comic timing and unique style of hosting made him a hit. He made his debut as a Pakistani musician in Vipul Shah's 2009 musical London Dreams, where he co-starred with Ajay Devgn, Salman Khan and Asin.
"When I was a VJ people told me I will be an actor, and I used to laugh. I had never thought that I would be an actor. When you are on TV people do call for auditions for films and all. I looked at it as a fun thing and was offered a role in London Dreams. I accepted the offer," Aditya said in an interview to PTI.
"I never looked at it as career, I did it for fun. It was about having a new experience. I had good time, enjoyed it. Half the people did not know I was a VJ so there was no image made for me, I was a fresh face," he said.
Although his debut film London Dreams bombed at the box office, it made Aditya realise that he wanted to continue acting. He went on to do yet another film with Shahrukh Khan, Action Replayy alongside Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and then Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish. Unfortunately all the three films where Aditya was seen in a supporting role, failed to click with the audience.
"I never looked at it (London Dreams) as my launch pad. I just did it for fun and experience. My expectations were not high so my disappointments were also not low. But then it was like you want your film do well," he said. "But it did... and it was disappointing. You take it in a stride. I had got more serious about acting after I started doing Action Replay and Guzaarish... I was like 'this is going to be my professio'n and I was sad. When my films do not do well then I will be really sad," he added.
But the 27-year-old does not regret doing any of the films he did and insists that he had a great experience while working. Today at a time when actors are coming on small screen, Aditya is happy to be where he is right now and feels it is the right time to be in film industry.