Ishaan Khatter: Working in Dhadak was more about adapting after Beyond the Clouds
The actor's role in his upcoming flick Dhadak which is a far cry from Majid Majidi's dark drama.
After making his debut in the unconventional Beyond the Clouds, young actor Ishaan Khatter will next be seen the upcoming adaptation of Sairat, Dhadak, which is a far cry from Majid Majidi's dark drama.
"Actually it was a lot of adapting and not adjusting. Because it's a very different world, cinematically and also the people involved in it are completely different," says the 22-year old.
Ishaan's character in Beyond the Clouds was a street hustler and drug dealer, while in Shashank Khaitan's Dhadak, he plays an innocent guy madly in love.
"Even for a second, I did not feel I had to adjust here. We all worked very much in synchrony. There was a lot of harmony in the set and it felt like a big holiday together," he says about working on his upcoming film.
Asked about half-brother and celebrated actor Shahid Kapoor's reaction to his latest venture, Ishaan says, "He was in Uttarakhand, shooting for his next film, and his initial reaction after seeing the trailer was good. When he saw the title track of Dhadak, he called me to say he loved the song and the video."
Ishaan has been widely praised for his dance moves in Dhadak's hit number Zingaat. Has Shahid, also a brilliant dancer, been an inspiration? "I used to copy him a lot as a kid. I think it's something in the genes both of us have inherited dance from our mother (Neelima Azeem). I have idolised him as a dancer since childhood."
On the film which is set to hit the theatres on July 20, the actor hopes it will be a moving experience for the audience. "More than anything, I hope it affects people and they are moved by it. I hope it's a memorable experience and they feel for our characters."
Quizzed about working opportunities in the future with more celebrated actors, Ishaan says, "I am open to working with everybody -- my seniors and also fresh actors who are new like me in the industry."