One of Aadip’s many skills is being able to play about nine instruments (not simultaneously), so music seemed an obvious route after his abortive attempt at becoming a doctor. While on tour he wrote letters home which, unbeknownst to him, were being shared around his friendship circle. His friends unanimously agreed that the letters were so entertaining that Aadip should consider a career writing professionally, a seed which grew into writing screenplays.
Writing on The Goldbergs was his first real writing experience, which was pretty intimidating considering he was surrounded by writers from SNL, Friends and Community. He has since gone on to write an episode of a Disney animated series and named one of the characters after his mum, ostensibly to soften the blow of him not being a doctor.
After having gotten into the AFI for screenwriting and the hugely competitive TV writing fellowship programme at Disney, Aadip is still keen for more professional and creative development. He hopes that through being a BAFTA Breakthrough, he will get to meet some of his biggest inspirations in the UK, such as Michaela Coel, Phoebe Waller Bridge and Sharon Horgan. Aadip’s ultimate mission is to be a show creator, showrunner and executive producer of other people’s work so he can highlight other voices that don’t usually get heard.