Aaditya a young fan of Sudeep who was suffering from a rare disease is no more. The boy passed away after years of battle against the DMD disease which weakened his muscles and did not allow him to sit for more than one hour at a time. The family of Aaditya had brought him to meet Sudeep in Mysuru where the actor had come to play in the Karnataka Premier League in 2014.
Sudeep had bonded with the family and moved by Aaditya's condition sponsored a tour for him to see all the places he liked. The disease did not have any treatment and the only thing that could be done for Aaditya was to fulfill all his wishes. Aaditya had requested Sudeep to act in many films as he wanted to watch those films in theatres.
Aaditya's father, Bharati Shankar, had directed the film Autograph Please and then quit the film industry. Sudeep spent time with Aaditya talking to him about his likes and dislikes.