Shahid Kapoor's half-brother Ishaan Khattar joins Bollywood

  • Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 16, 2015 14:33 IST

After Shahid Kapoor’s half-sister Sanah Kapoor signed up to make her acting debut (in Vikas Bahl’s next), another of his siblings is set for a stint in Bollywood. His half-brother Ishaan Khattar, an aspiring director, is assisting Abhishek Chaubey on his next, which interestingly stars Shahid.

An insider reveals, “Ishaan is working as an assistant on Abhishek’s next, which also stars Alia Bhatt and Kareena Kapoor Khan. This has been one of the best-kept secrets of the film. Being an assistant is part of the training process for any aspirant who wants to make it big in the film world, and Ishaan is no different.”

It seems that despite having a star brother, Ishaan didn’t ask for help to bag the project. “He did ask Shahid for his permission to meet Abhishek, but Shahid wasn’t involved in getting him the project. Ishaan spoke to Abhishek, who was impressed with his passion and confidence, and took him on board,” says the insider, adding, “It’s a proud moment for Shahid. He’s very close to Ishaan, and he thinks working with him will be fun.”

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