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Ishaan Khatter: Wouldn’t be presumptuous to claim that my film choices have made me better as an actor

Ishaan Khatter was last seen in Phone Bhoot, alongside Katrina Kaif and Siddhant Chaturvedi.

Ishaan Khatter: Wouldn’t be presumptuous to claim that my film choices have made me better as an actor
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Last Updated: 12.46 PM, Jul 09, 2023


Ishaan Khatter's career has been on the up and down over the past few years, and the actor readily admits that he takes some stock in his films' financial success. The actor is eager to point out, though, that he doesn't let it get to him.

Ishaan stated in an interview with the Hindustan Times that putting in all the time and effort necessary to bring a story to life is only rewarding if as many people as possible see the finished product. However, one must learn to embrace success and failure as part of life and press on anyway. Ishaan, whose recent films like Khaali Peeli and Phone Bhoot underperformed at the box office, added that he would like to believe he can take them both in good spirits and focus on being better each time.

The actor wouldn't be presumptuous to claim that his film choices have made him better as an actor. He comes from a filmy family; his parents, Rajesh Khattar and Neelima Azeem, are both performers. The verdict is up to the viewers. But Ishaan has always made an effort to continue where he left off and improve with each new challenge.

The actor admits that he is prepared for a "mixed bag" of successes and failures along his film career's path. After making his debut in Majid Majidi's Beyond the Clouds (2017), he is currently concentrating on expanding his career in India while also looking abroad for opportunities. The Perfect Couple, in which he co-stars with Nicole Kidman and Liev Schreiber, is his first film in Hollywood. The future, he now sees, lies in crossover.

Ishaan highlighted the growing recognition for Indian talent in the West by saying that the language of cinema has always been universal, but there has never been such a strong foundation and initiative for crossover work as there is now, and the first step is the exchange of talent.

After receiving his award, the actor said that the recognition is great, but he doesn't think it's changing the narrative for Indian actors specifically but for the film fraternity as a whole. Guneet Monga, of The Elephant Whisperers, is a wonderful person he has known for many years; therefore, he is thrilled for her. Of course, RRR has become a global phenomenon that is well-liked by everyone.

Ishaan argues that minimising stereotyping is the responsibility of not just a writer or creator but also an actor who chooses to represent the written material, highlighting the significance of correct and layered representation.

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