Aditya Seal: Films have restrictions, but digital entertainment has fewer barriers

Published: Nov 05, 2019, 07:37 IST | Letty Mariam Abraham |

Student Of The Year 2 find Aditya Seal on making web debut with Fittrat, as he finds his feet in Bollywood.

Aditya Seal
Aditya Seal

Things have been looking up for Aditya Seal, who grabbed eyeballs with his big bully act in Student Of The Year 2. Even as he finds his feet in Bollywood, the actor is happy to dip a toe in the water of digital entertainment with Zee5 and ALTBalaji's Fittrat.

"Producer Tanveer [Bookwala] convinced me to come on board the project. I had seen Santosh Singh's [director] work before. It barely took me two minutes to give my nod," says Seal, who shares screen space with Krystle D'Souza and rumoured girlfriend Anushka Ranjan in the romantic drama. Juggling two mediums early on in his career may be tricky, but he reasons that OTT platforms are a tempting proposition for artistes. "I have been intending to venture into the web space for a while. Films have [creative] restrictions, but digital entertainment has fewer barriers."

If all goes well, Seal will be seen in another web original before the year winds to a close — the actor reveals he is part of Priyadarshan's film for Netflix. "We've wrapped up the shoot of the suspense drama. The story revolves around a man who falls in love with a married woman, but there is a lot more to it," he says, adding that working with the reputed filmmaker has been akin to going to a film school.

"He didn't give us the script until we reached the set. As an artiste, I need to prepare for my roles, but with sir, things are different. He told me that all I had to do was trust him. Once I reported on the set, he said I have to copy what he is doing."

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    ZEE5 and ALTBalaji unveiled the music album and the trailer of its much-awaited web series Fittraton October 9, Wednesday. The series marks the digital debut of Krystle D'Souza, Anushka Ranjan and Aditya Seal. All pictures/Yogen Shah

    In picture: Krystle D'Souza opted for teal coloured pencil skirt, paired with white organza silk top.

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    In the web show Fittrat, Krystle D'Souza plays the role of Tarini Bisht, a gold medalist who turns gold digger. The calm to Tarini's storm and the yin to Tarini's yang is Amy, her childhood friend played by Anushka Ranjan. Joining them is Veer Shergill, the hottest bachelor in town portrayed by Aditya Seal.

    In picture: Anushka Ranjan looked pretty in an asymmetrical black dress for the event.

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    The makers of Fittrat released the music album and its trailer on October 9, Wednesday. Produced by Ding Entertainment, the web series will stream from October 18, on ALTBalaji and ZEE5.

    In picture: Aditya Seal suited up for the trailer launch of his digital debut Fittrat.

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    Fittrat will showcase soul-stirring songs that are sung and composed by some of the most celebrated musicians in the industry.

    In picture: Ekta Kapoor was all smiles at the trailer launch of the web series.

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    The songs composed by music director Sandman and mixed & mastered by Joseph George were launched at this high-octane event which was graced by Ekta Kapoor along with Producer Tanveer Bookwala, Director Santosh Singh, the spectacular star cast of Fittrat.

    In picture: Anushka Ranjan, Aditya Seal and Krystle D'Souza at the trailer launch.

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    The trailer of the series Fittrat gripped everybody’s attention with its slick cinematography, a crisp portrayal of characters and the large canvas glamour.

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    Fittrat Streaming on 18th October, on ZEE5 and ALTBalaji.

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