Ahead of the release of his debut film - Beyond The Clouds, Ishaan Khatter talks about elder brother Shahid Kapoor and how he has always been averse to books
Given your family history, can we assume you were this kid who was always waiting for his 'big screen' outing?
As far as I can remember, I have always been passionate about acting and dancing. I watched a lot of movies and observed people, lessons from which I would put to practice. I watched films from across the globe, and that shaped my sensibilities. I did not have an idea of the kind of film I wanted to start my career with. However, I knew I wanted to do something substantial without compromising on anything. So, Beyond The Clouds was an instinctive choice. I got a call from casting director Honey Trehan. He gave me a brief of the film, showed me some footage on his mobile phone, and that was it. This movie is as close to the ideal debut that I have always wanted.
Khatter with Majid Majidi on the film's set