As 'Mast' -- a film about a love story between an actress and a student -- clocked 16 years of its existence on Thursday, its actor Aftab Shivdasani walked down the memory lane and said it has been a 'beautiful journey' till now.

Aftab Shivdasani
Aftab Shivdasani

"Today, 16 years ago, 'Mast' released...What a beautiful journey it has been! #16yearsofmast #nostalgia," Aftab, whose career gained momentum in showbiz after the film, tweeted.

After exploring the Hindi film world as a child artist in films like 'Mr. India' and 'ChaalBaaz', Aftab made his adult acting debut with the 1999 film opposite Urmila Matondkar.

The Ram Gopal Varma directorial presented a fresh story with some innocence at its heart. The film's music like "Ruki ruki thi zindagi" also became an instant hit.

However, despite having a successful debut, Aftab could not establish a strong ground in Bollywood with flop films like 'Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega', 'Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe' and 'Pyaasa'.

After a low phase, Aftab hit the jackpot again with sex comedies 'Masti' and 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum'. He is now awaiting the release of third instalment of the film -- 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3'.