Ishaan Khatter: I am proud to be known as Shahid’s brother, there’s no shame in it
Ishaan Khatter doesn’t mind being known as Shahid Kapoor‘s brother. The young actor, who made his film debut with Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s ‘Beyond The Clouds’ and is all set to make his foray into Bollywood with much more commercial flick ‘Dhadak’, says he never wants to separate his name from his half-sibling’s name in order to create his own identity in the industry.
Shahid Kapoor is veteran actress Neelima Azeem’s son with her first husband Pankaj Kapur, whereas Ishaan is her son with second husband Rajesh Khatter.
“I have no intention to make a name for myself or to separate my identity from my brother’s name. I am proud to be identified as Shahid’s brother, there is no shame in it,” Ishaan told IANS.
Sharing that his passion for cinema is his own and not borrowed from anyone else, Ishaan shared, “Creating a separate identity for myself was never my driving Force and will never be. I believe if you are sincere with your work and you are good at it, then your identity will be created by default. It feels good if I am getting acknowledged for my work.”
The actor, who is new to the world of glitz and glamour, is prepared to welcome the criticism that comes with stardom. In this age of social media, no one is spared from the attack of trolls, who especially targets celebs. Ishaan believes paying heed to negativity and hatred is of no use.
“When there is hate or negative comment, I try to ignore it, and try to not bother myself with such stuff. By spreading hatred, and if it is particularly directed at us, then that person is reflecting his own personality,” said Ishaan.
“Sometimes people post encouraging things also, so I try not to get swayed by it and do much better than my previous work. But when there is criticism, I try to learn from it and try to understand the perspective of another person.” the young actor added further.
Ishaan’s second film ‘Dhadak’ is all set to hit the silver screens tomorrow. Directed by Shashank Khaitan, ‘Dhadak’ is an official remake of hit Marathi film ‘Sairat’ and stars Janhvi Kapoor opposite Ishaan.