you & me
Young and handsome, Aadi Khan first appeared on screens as a child model doing an array of TV commercials. Growing up, his journey in showbiz continues unabated. Though more than 150 TVCs fall to his credit so far, in 2015, he debuted as an actor with drama serial ‘Daldal’. Now his nationwide popularity with serial ‘Chupke Chupke’ makes him the most in-demand young actor proving that he is not about being handsome and energetic, he can also improvise a character and bring gravitas to the project. In other serials like ‘Kaif-e-Baharan’, ‘Nibah, Lamhay’, ‘Safaid Dhoop’,’ Wafa Lazim Tou Nahi, Suffer’, ‘Aye Muhabbat, Mohlat’, ‘Agar Tum Sath Ho’ etc.
Today, with a slew of hits, Aadi has managed to grow a massive following on social media with over 200K followers on Instagram. His role in ‘Nibah’ was not any easy one, yet his performance was seamless. In a candid interview with You! the young actor, Aadi Khan talks about his likes and dislikes…
You! Your most valuable assets:
You! Your biggest strength:
My mother and her prayers are the pillar of my strength.
You! What is that one thing you think helps in becoming a good actor?
It’s really very important for an actor to watch his own plays critically so that he may overcome the deficiencies to look good and sound better in the next projects.
You! What kind of roles you used to crave for?
I remember I used to pray that someday I get a negative character to showcase my versatility. Later, surprisingly, not one but many such roles came my way, where I got ample margin to perform.
You! So what really proved to be a hard nut to crack i.e. comedy, negative roles or serious ones?
Making someone laugh is no joke. With so much depression around, our appetite for comedy is growing. What would life be without laughter?
You! How was your chemistry with the captain of the ship in ‘Chupke Chupke’?
I had heard that Danish Nawaz (Bhai) is really strict as a director but for me he was always there like an elder brother who guided me how to enact my role and deliver my tricky lines seamlessly.
You! Were you the obvious choice for the role of Waleed aka Kaddu in ‘Chupke Chupke’?
No, like many others, I was auditioned by the channel. But later I was told by Danish bhai (director) that ‘mujhay tum hi chaiye ho’.
You! What field do you aim to be a part of?
Unlike Waleed aka Kaddu, I have zero interest in cricket in real life. I want to get into the automobile industry.
You! Which actor have you worked most often with?
You! If you weren’t an actor, what would you be?
You! You are crazy about:
Travelling, heavy bikes and sport cars.
You! How did you manage to keep yourself going through the tedious lockdown phase?
Whenever I had major offs from my shoots, I spent that time in travelling and mostly exploring picturesque locales of our northern areas.
You! Worst nightmare:
Once I dreamt that as I was sleeping on a silk pillow and had a major hair fall. I woke up to a big scare, jumped out of my bed to switch on the lights and then literally checked the pillow.
You! An unforgettable moment:
Once for an unexpected role, the production team was in such a rush that they crashed into my house and dragged me to the location where I had to portray the role of a flower boy on a road signal. The scene was so critical to the story that they made me wear clothes borrowed from a real beggar and I had to change inside the ATM cabin of a bank by covering the CCTV for a while. I haven’t been able to forget those tough moments.
You! How do you vent your anger?
I hardy get pissed off but when I'm very angry I can be a nightmare.
You! Any crushes:
I’ve never had a crush on anyone till date.
You! Any regrets?
No, but I broke many hearts when in ‘Chupke Chupke’ they found me falling for Jannat (my girlfriend in the serial).
You! Among your friends you are known as:
Before ‘Chupke Chupke’ everyone used to call me by my name Aadi but now they have re-saved my number as Kaddu.
You! What bores you the most?
I can’t hold myself indoor with a sketch pad and a bucket of acrylic paint or spending hours playing video games. I’m more of an outdoor person.
You! What are you most afraid of:
Nothing but Allah Almighty.