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Farex To Grand Masti: Aftab Shivdasani

From Farex to Grand Masti, Aftab Shivdasani has been on the screen through the 80s, 90s and into the 2000s. The versatile actor has definitely come a long way from being in the Farex commercial when he was just fourteen months old to doing adult comedies like Masti, Deewane Huye Pagal; with stints as a child actor in movies like Mr. India along the way.

After being one of the kids in the hit film Mr. India, Aftab appeared in commercials till the age of 19 when he was offered a role in Ram Gopal Varma’s romantic movie Mast. He was paired with Urmila Matondkar and his performance in the movie was much praised by the audiences and critics alike. His portrayal of the naive and immature Kittu in the movie earned him the best debut awards at the Star Screen awards and Zee Cine awards.

He shocked the audiences in his second movie Kasoor where he played the role of a wife killer. For his role as a villain in this movie, he got his first Filmfare nomination. His portrayal of a college kid with a strange supernatural power in the supernatural thriller Darna Mana Hai earned him praise. A series of flop movies followed this one and he got his much needed comeback with Awara Paagal Deewana and that is where he entered into the comedy genre. Hungama, Money Hai Toh Honey Hai and Masti saw him shine as a comedian.

In 2009, Shivdasani acted in Aao Wish Karein which was his first production. He also co-wrote the script for the movie. Later he appeared in the horror movie 1920: Evil Returns.

His next movie Grand Masti, (sequel to an adult comedy Masti) is expected to be released on September 13th but it was embroiled in controversy when a petition was filed in the Punjab and Haryana high court over its supposed obscene and indecent content. But going by the previous movie, this one is bound to entertain the audiences just like the previous one.

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