He kick started his career in the industry, where his family already holds an impressive record, with two movies Karma and India 1964 in 2004. He also donned the hat of an assistant director on the sets of Prem Granth, Aa Ab Laut Chalen and the award-winning Black.
It was followed by a commercial movie with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya. The much talked about movie hit the screens in 2007, where he starred opposite another newcomer Sonam Kapoor, a childhood friend and a star daughter herself. The movie did not make a big splash but his presence was definitely felt and he won the Filmfare Best Male Debut award.
His second movie Bachna Hai Haseeno released in 2008, in which he played a playboy opposite Minisha Lamba, Deepika Padukone and Bipash Basu. The response to the movie was both hot and cold.