Shahid Kapoor (Kind Of) Confirmed Brother Ishaan's Debut. Possibly With Deepika Padukone

Ishaan Khattar has started filming for Majid Majidi's film, for which Deepika Padukoen gave a look test last year

  | January 23, 2017 13:21 IST (New Delhi)
Shahid Kapoor

Ishaan assisted Abhishek Chaubey in Udta Punjab. (Image courtesy (L): ishaan95)


  • "This one's ready to fly. Make us proud," wrote Shahid Kapoor
  • Ishaan starred in his brother's film Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi
  • He was also assistant director to Abhishek Chaubey in Udta Punjab
Yes, actor Shahid Kapoor's half-brother Ishaan Khattar is all set to star in a feature film and Shahid (sort of) confirmed it on Instagram. The actor posted a picture with his 21-year-old brother and captioned it: "This ones ready to fly. Make us proud @ishaan95 (sic)." Now, Shahid did not reveal the variable of Ishaan's big flight but Mumbai Mirror confirms that Shahid will start filming for Majid Majidi's Indo-Iranian film Beyond the Clouds. Does that name ring a bell? You guessed it right. Beyond the Clouds is the same film for which actress Deepika Padukone gave a look test last year. Deepika's role is yet to be confirmed but the film's producer Shareen Mantri Kedia told Mumbai Mirror that Ishaan is definitely onboard. Trivia, Shahid is working with Deepika in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati.
"He is a superb actor, was amazing in his look test and suits the character Mr Majidi was looking for. Ishaan will play someone deeply connected to the ground and to the city," Shareen told Mumbai Mirror. The film will reportedly be shot across Mumbai and in Jaipur.
As for Deepika, last year her pictures in her without-make-up persona went viral and many assumed that she's collaborating with the acclaimed Iranian director, however when asked directly, all Deepika told news agency PTI: "You will know soon."
Ishaan is Neelima Azeem and Rajesh Khattar's son. He has earlier starred in Bollywood film Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi, featured his brother Shahid Kapoor, son of Neelima Azeem and Pankaj Kapur, in lead role. Ishaan was also the assistant director in Shahid's 2016 superhit film Udta Punjab. The Abhishek Chaubey was jointly produced by Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap.

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Earlier reports suggested that Ishaan would make his big screen debut with Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara Ali Khan in the remake of either Hollywood film The Fault In Our Stars or Marathi film Sairaat.

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