About Aditya Shrivastava: -
Even as he snoops around as a CID officer on Sony TV, Aditya Srivastav convincingly enacts a negative role in Ram Gopal Varma’s latest release Ek Hasina Thi.
Starting with amateur theatre in Allahabad, Aditya moved to Delhi in 1989 to work with the Sri Ram Centre for Performing Arts. Mumbai was the next destination for this talented actor in 1995 where he made his film debut with Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen.
“Initially I did voice-overs for ads and promos. I had to choose television over theatre. I had to survive. That’s why I did serials such as Yeh Shaadi Nahi Ho Sakti, 9 Malabar Hill, Naya Daur, Saturday Suspense and Rishtey among others,” says Aditya.
Aditya soon graduated to doing films such as Satya and Dil Se. “I took a break from television in 1997 to do films. My film Matrubhoomi with Manish Jha was well received in the festival circuit,” says Aditya, adding, “But it was only after my role as a police inspector in Satya that I started getting film offers.” But Aditya refused the several offers to play cop as he did not want to get stereotyped and decided to wait.
Meanwhile, he shifted his focus to television once more. After a couple of episodes in BP Singh’s Aahat, he was offered the role of a CID officer Abhijeet in the serial CID. “I joined the CID team in 1999 as second-in-command to Shivaji Satam. Since then I have done more than 200 episodes,” says Aditya.
While TV keeps him busy for half a month, Aditya wants to concentrate on films as well. Farhan Akhtar’s Lakshya, Milan Luthria’s Deewar and Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday are a few of his releases lined up for this year. “Films give me the joy of depicting different characters,” says Aditya, who plays Saif Ali Khan’s friend, a lawyer with negative shades in Ek Hasina Thi.
After living in Andheri for a couple of years, Aditya settled for the peace and greenery of Sai Baba Nagar when it came to buying his own house.
“I shifted from Andheri in 1997 and stayed on rent in this area before buying this house,” says Aditya who is happy spending spare time at home with his wife and daughter and putting to good use the cooking skills he picked up during his bachelor days.