Worked several smaller jobs whilst studying in the UK, including handing out leaflets for nightclubs. Was Karan Johar's assistant director for My Name is Khan (2010). Debuted in Johar's next film, the romantic comedy Student of the Year (2012), earning him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Voted the Most Promising Male Newcomer by the Times of India in 2012. Performed at an event to raise funds for the victims of the Uttarakhand floods in 2013.