Like many other young actors in Bollywood today, who like to mix up their acting careers with their other pursuits, Aditya Seal is also a sub thirties actor, model and martial arts expert all rolled into one. Although, he entered films way back in 2000 in the role of a teenager, when he was just 12 at that time, it was significant that it was opposite the mainstream leading lady,
Manisha Koirala. The film raised quite a lot of controversies due to its bold theme of a voyeuristic sexual infatuation of a 14 year old teenager for an older girl, his neighbour. It was partly due to this and partly due to the film’s inherent qualities that it became a hit in its year of release 2002.
In spite of all the limelight, getting into acting in movies at an adolescent age has its own constraints and soon Aditya had to break off and concentrate on his studies to get back into the main stream of life. His next film was almost after 6 years later in the year 2006 with the film “We R Friends”, a rather inconsequential film about youth and drug habits. Aditya however, did not lose track of the world of show biz, being in touch with several modeling assignments as a youth icon for leading men’s brands like Garnier as well as the soft drink Mountain Dew. In this period, this 5 ft 11 inch hunk also pursued his lesser publicized interest for Taekwondo, the martial art form of Korea, involving both combat and self defense techniques. In fact, he went on to become a world champion in this format of martial arts and quite logically also landed up with the Taekwondo training of NSG Commandos of the Indian government.
However, all the while he did not allow his inclination towards films to totally die down completely. He came back for the more recent film, the 2014 release “
Purani Jeans” once again ,a youth centric film with a lot of new comers too and directed by the award winning ad film director
Tanushri Chattrji Bassu. Although, his role in the movie was quite different from the special teenage performance that he had to give in his very first film, this role had demanded a very mature portrayal and in the words of the director, Aditya had handled a complex role quite effortlessly. Looking at his accomplishments and his background of youth centric films, he seems destined for more of the same.