'Shikara' actor Aadil Khan bags second season of 'Special OPS'

Priyanka Bansal
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18 Mar 2021: 'Shikara' actor Aadil Khan bags second season of 'Special OPS'

Newcomer Aadil Khan, who was appreciated for his performance in Shikara, has now bagged a prestigious project.

He will be seen in the second installment of hit Hotstar original Special OPS, headlined by Kay Kay Menon.

Actor Aftab Shivdasani has also been brought on board for the second season of the show. The first season was loved by critics and viewers alike.

Statement: The more you dream, the more you achieve: Khan

Neeraj Pandey, who has helmed the series, shared a photo on Instagram welcoming the new cast.

Khan reposted it with a caption reading, "I have learned that "The more you dream, the more you achieve." I am at the top of my excitement right now and I am utterly grateful to Neeraj Pandey sir for letting me be a part of his universe. (sic)"

Fact: Khan also praised Menon, called working with him an achievement

Heaping praises on Menon, Khan wrote, "The fact that I am working alongside the legendary Kay Kay Menon sir and Aftab Shivdasani is indeed one hell of an achievement for me."

Fact: 'I am truly blessed'

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Show: 'Special OPS' impressed 'locked down' viewers

The espionage spy-thriller, Special OPS had released on March 17, 2020, just days before India was locked down to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Menon, who essayed the role of an R&AW agent, left viewers amused with his performance. He formed a team to end a 19-year-old manhunt.

The eight-episode series also starred Karan Tacker, Saiyami Kher, and Vinay Pathak.

Profile: Who is Aadil Khan?

Hailing from Bhopal, Khan was already a celebrity, but of a different kind, before Shikara.

He was known as RJ Nasar and hosted the famous RED FM show Naughty Nights with RJ Nasar until 2017.

Reportedly, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the director of Shikara, had asked him to delete his social media profiles as the filmmaker wanted to "reinvent his image."