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Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

Ishaan Khatter on brother Shahid Kapoor: I am not a better dancer than bhai

Calling himself a ‘little more liberal and accepting’ than Shahid Kapoor, Dhadak star Ishaan Khatter holds forth on the bond he shares with his brother.

bollywood Updated: Jul 30, 2018 10:37 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Ishaan Khatter says he bonds over films with brother Shahid Kapoor.
Ishaan Khatter says he bonds over films with brother Shahid Kapoor.

Not just the profession of acting, brothers Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter have something else in common as well – their dancing talent. So, who is a better dancer? “I can’t make [these comparisons] myself. I have learnt so much from bhai just by being around him that I just can’t do that,” says Shahid’s half-brother, Ishaan.

In fact, the Dhadak actor recalls “often accompanying Shahid for rehearsals, song shoots, and various film events” as a young boy. “Many times, I would end up learning his steps. He also used to teach me certain techniques. At that time, I wasn’t as trained as I am now,” says Ishaan, adding that Shahid is “more technically adept and trained” than he.

“Honestly, I don’t think I am a better dancer than bhai. We also share our music with each other. But he doesn’t listen [much] to my music. I think I am little more liberal and accepting (laughs),” he says, adding that he shares more about films with their mum (Neelima Azeem) than with Shahid.

“Bhai is busy working so I have not watched too many films with him in recent times. But it’s one of the things we bond over besides dancing, family and philosophy. But it means a great deal to me to make him proud,” he says.

First Published: Jul 30, 2018 10:36 IST

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