Ishaan Khatter On Being Called Shahid Kapoor’s Brother: “I Don’t Intend To Ride On His Fame”
Ishaan Khatter On Being Called Shahid Kapoor’s Brother: “I Don’t Intend To Ride On His Fame” (Photo Credit – Instagram / Ishaan Khatter )

Ishaan Khatter and Shahid Kapoor are extremely close to each other and have made it clear on more than one occasion. While the Dhadak actor has made himself a force to reckon with despite being just 2 films old, he says he is in no hurry to carve his own niche.

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While Ishaan Khatter is often referred to as Shahid Kapoor’s brother, he says that the reference does not irk him. Speaking about the same with Hindustan Times, the young actor says, “I did say I don’t feel irked being recognised as that, but a lot of times, your words are sort of misinterpreted. I am trying to say it as nicely as I can, they are not always represented the way you said something. Your sentences can be misconstrued…Anyway, for me, personally, I am very proud of the fact that I am his brother.”

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However, Ishaan is also quick to add that while he has no problems being known as Shahid Kapoor’s brother, he does not want that to be the only way he is known. In the same interview, the actor said, “I don’t intend to ride on his fame or anything of the sort. If somebody recognises me as his brother, I don’t have an ego about it. That’s not something that would ever bother me. But I am very aware of the fact that I started getting recognised as his brother when I was 15. Before that, not many people knew too much about me. I started being seen in one-two places with him, then how the media is — there was curiosity about a boy who’s coming into a certain age.”

Further displaying his affection from Shahid Kapoor, Ishan Khatter says that he will never cease to be a cheerleader for Shahid. “I will always be his cheerleader, he’s my blood, brother, family. For me, I don’t see any reason to try and create a separate sort of identity for myself. That will happen on its own.”

Meanwhile, on the professional front, Ishaan Khatter, who made his acting debut with Majid Majidi’s ‘Beyond The Clouds’ will next be seen in ‘A Suitable Boy’. Releasing on the OTT streaming giant Netflix, the BBC film also features Tabu in a crucial role.

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