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It was my father who held my hand and opened the door of acting for me: Aditya Seal


Aditya Seal made his acting debut opposite Manisha Koirala in the 2002 film Ek Chhotisi Love Story at the age of 14. Since then, the actor has been working in the film industry. Aditya has left a mark with many notable projects such as Student of the year 2, Tum bin 2, Fittrat. He was recently seen essaying the role of Humayun on the currently trending show, The Empire.

However, you could be surprised that it wasn’t Aditya’s idea to get into the acting field. The actor’s father had produced and acted in a Garhwali film and it was his dream and ambition that pushed him towards acting.

Aditya lost his father to Covid-19 last year. Remembering his father on his first death anniversary Aditya says that he misses him dearly each and every day. When asked how does it feel to carry forward his dream and ambitions through his work, and an emotional Aditya says, “It’s been my only aim.”

He also shared how it was his father who showed him the way towards films. “To be honest, being an actor was never something that I had thought of. I wanted to be a cricketer and I used to play. But I had an injury due to which I had to give up playing. Then, it was my father who held my hand and he showed me and opened the door of acting for me. He told me to walk through it if I liked it and we walked through it together,” he remembers.

Aditya’s dedicated himself to help his son at each and every step of the way and the actor can’t be more thankful. “He took me to auditions and everywhere. He made me do things that I am here for. He made me do my action training, and go to South Korea and Thailand. He made me meet a lot of people who helped me in my dancing and he also made me do my acting classes. I have just put in the number of hours that I had to, but the brain child was his. So, it’s been absolutely him. Nothing is me, it’s just him,” he concludes emotionally.