Shahid Kapoor on Ishaan Khattar’s Bollywood debut


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Speculation of Shahid Kapoor’s younger brother Ishaan Khattar making his debut in Bollywood, has been doing the rounds for quite some time. So when will this budding star grace our screens?

Well according to Hindustan Times, Khattar has already been linked to many films that could have seen him make his debut in such as, ‘Student Of The Year’ (2014), then rumours followed saying he had signed up to the Iranian film-maker Majid Majidi’s next. There have been talks on the Hollywood remake ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ (2014) opposite Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara. But it’s now been suggested Khattar will star in the Hindi remake of the Marathi hit, ‘Sairat’ (2016), alongside Sridevi’s daughter, Jhanvi Kapoor.

Kapoor was asked how he felt of his brother stepping into the world of Bollywood –  excited, happy or worried, he shared, “I am going through all the feelings put together (smiles).”

“I have been working for 13 years. Ishaan was nine when I became an actor. He has pretty much spent his entire childhood accompanying me to my shoots or shows, so he has seen the entire process. He is fortunate to have seen all of this and grown up around it,” Kapoor added.

The ‘Haider’ (2014) actor shared that it took him “five to six years to just understand things”. He adds, “But I am sure there is a lot that Ishaan has seen and learnt [from me]. That’s why I feel that he will probably be really good [when he starts working].”

With the excitement growing of Khattar’s debut and the lineage he’s from, the ‘Udta Punjab’ (2016) actor said his brother is fortunate. “He is lucky and he should make the most of it. I am sure he will. But eventually, everyone’s journey is their own. Ishaan is really fortunate that he is being noticed and getting opportunities. He needs to do a great job, which he will,” said Kapoor, who will next be seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Rangoon’ and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next, ‘Padmavati’, both slated for a 2017 release.

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