Actor Aadil Khan is presently basking in the success of his streaming show Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story (2021), which recently premiered on Disney+ Hotstar to rave reviews. Before entering showbiz with acclaimed filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s romantic drama Shikara (2020), the actor was working as a radio jockey. But his belief that he had much more to offer led him to explore the world of entertainment.
In one of his recent interviews, Khan said, “I was a settled radio jockey but somewhere down the line I knew I had much more in store for me. I am not one of those who have a stagnant approach towards their professional life. I had been on my toes and always tried keeping myself up in the game.”
He added that when he got the opportunity to portray the lead character and work with Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films, it was no less a dream come true for him.
“I got this film in 2017 and throughout this time I was putting up at Vidhu sir’s office and all throughout, we used to talk about the story and the characters. This approach worked for me and helped me learn so much. It was like I was on a training ground. By the time the shoot began, I was in love with the premise of the film,” he added.
After working with Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Khan got the opportunity to work with another fine filmmaker Neeraj Panday in Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story. He called it “an opportunity of a lifetime.”
“After an extraordinary debut, landing into a Neeraj Pandey series, that too the second edition of the one that earned rave reviews across, was really an opportunity of a lifetime. Playing Kay Kay sir’s nemesis in Special Ops 1.5 was a totally out-of-the-box role for me and I’ll always cherish my conversations with him,” he concluded.