Ishaan Khatter has already delivered various hit films on the big screen. After a phenomenal start with Dhadhak, Ishaan has grabbed various film projects. Recently the actor also appeared alongside Tabu in the BBC web series A Suitable Boy. Based on a book by Vikram Seth of the same name. However many people continue to call Ishaan Khatter as the brother of Shahid Kapoor.
In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Ishaan Khatter opened up about what he thinks of his relationship with Shahid Kapoor. He said, “Before answering this, I just want to say that yes, 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.”
The 24-year-old actor added saying, “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.”
Ishaan also said that he thinks people will recognize him for his talent with time. He said, “I’ve just begun. Why should it take away from my talent? He started off 14 years before me, made such a beautiful place and mark for himself. 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 it’s own.”