Singer Udit Narayan’s son Aditya Narayan was a star at the age of 8. The singer-actor sang “Chhota Baccha Jaan Ke” in 1996 release Masoom, featured in Rangeela’s title song in which he sang with legendary singer Asha Bhosle and starred in several films including Shah Rukh Khan’s Pardes and Salman Khan’s Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai . But even then, he knew he still had a long way to go in the film industry.
On Tuesday, an old video of 8-year-old Aditya surfaced on social media platforms, getting a lot of love from his fans.
The video appears to be from an interview Aditya did right after Rangeela and Masoom’s assignments. In the video he is asked about the success and his answer is: “Kuch nahi hai ye toh. Mujhe bohot bada singer banna hai. Bohot lambi level pe jaana hai. Abhi toh 5% hua hai samjho. (This is nothing. I want to be a great singer. I have to achieve very big goals. This is 5% of that).”
When asked if he feels like he’s already become a star? “No!” replied Aditya. Many of his fans told how the 33-year-old singer has not changed at all. “He’s still the same,” one of the fans said in the comments. “All the expressions and hath ki harkas and even sentences, sab the same copy paste from Udit Narayan,” wrote another Instagram user.
One of Aditya’s die-hard fans labeled the video “pure gold.” After starring as a child artist, Aditya made his debut with a horror film titled Shaapit. However, his career as an actor didn’t quite take off as he expected.
Currently, Aditya is credited with hosting the singing-reality show Indian Idol 12. Recently, the show became controversial after Amit Kumar mentioned the show for the quality of the singing.
Kumar said, “Honestly, I wanted to stop the episode,” adding that he was asked to praise each contestant regardless of how they perform. Commenting on Kumar’s statement, Aditya defended the show, telling ETimes: “We cannot please everyone and we do not aim to please everyone. It’s an impossible mission. We don’t make a TV show for social media. Our content is aimed at people who watch TV. We always put our best foot forward and things happen along the way. I think we should respect everyone’s opinion, but we should focus on putting on a good show and by the way, Kishore Kumar’s episode was rated very well. And mind you, we don’t compete with Kishore Kumar. We celebrate Kishore Kumar. Didn’t you see the kind of people singing Kishore Kumar songs at the music lovers after party? So that’s it.”