His first film Jogi, in which he played schemer Bidda, was a super hit. His style and dialogue delivery made him famous overnight. His next venture was as hero in Poojari directed by Sharan. The film bombed in the box office, much to his dismay and Adi withdrew into his shell.
It took him nine months to come to terms with the failure of his film and now, he wants to forget that chapter. He thanks his family and friends for helping him through the bad times and now he is back in business. Adi is the villain in Puneet Rajkumar's upcoming Raj. He hopes that the film will give him a new lease of life.
Here is an actor who says that he prefers villain's roles over character roles. Adi Lokesh, son of character artiste Mysore Lokesh, opines that more villain's roles are offered and bring more money.