According to sources Ishaan Khatter, who is all set to make his feature debut with Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s “Beyond the Clouds”, said it was a conscious decision to avoid any formal training in acting as he wanted to begin his film journey with a clean slate.
Meanwhile Ishaan said he made a 50 minute audition video to impress the director of critically acclaimed films such as “Children of Heaven”, “Color of Paradise” and “The Song of Sparrows”. He said he did not want to take any formal training in acting, it was a conscious decision.
Moreover Ishaan, who is the half brother of actor Shahid Kapoor and son of actor Neelima Azeem, featured as a child actor in the 2005 film “Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi”. Further after “Beyond the Clouds”, he is all set to play the lead role in “Dhadak” opposite Janhvi Kapoor, Sridevi’s daughter, in Karan Johar’s remake of “Sairat”.
Furthermore while he was growing up, Ishaan said he keenly observed both his mother and brother’s work as actors and it is their passion and work ethics that inspire him.