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When the talks of his debut became the headlines in the media, we had thought he would just be another product of nepotism. But with the unconventional choice of his film’s debut, he proved that he is here to survive on his own merit and not because he belongs to an influential family. Son of Rajesh Khattar and Neliima Azeem and brother of Shahid Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter is impressing us with his every on-screen presence and he is surely the new star in making. Ishaan had entered into the world of cinema with Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's Beyond The Clouds and then with Dhadak, he became the heartbeat of the nation. His unconventional series, Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy had set him apart from the crowd of the star kids. (Also Read: Misha Kapoor Clicks Her 'Mama', Mira Rajput Kapoor In Her 'Worst OOTD' And Becomes Her In-House Pap)
Ishaan Khatter has a long way to go in Bollywood and it is his supportive family including parents, Rajesh Khattar and Neliima Azeem and brother and sister-in-law, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput Kapoor, who are by his side at every step of his journey, cheering for him. For instance, when Ishaan had announced his next project, Phone Bhoot with Katrina Kaif and Siddhant Chaturvedi, his mother and bhabhi had expressed their excitement on social media. While Neliima ji had commented on Ishaan’s announcement post, "This is looking like so much funnnn" and bhabhi Mira had reposted the picture on her IG story and had written, "Can't wait!!! @ishaankhatter".
On November 1, 2020, Ishaan Khatter turned 25 and to make his day super-special, his loving family took to their respective social media handles to wish him. To begin with, Ishaan’s father, Rajesh Khattar posted a collage with a throwback picture of the birthday boy and one from a photoshoot, and captioned it, “How wonderfully wheel of time is turning a GENTLE soul into a MAN of substance... #happybirthday @ishaankhatter. keep shining & Rising Son.” Shahid Kapoor posted a goofy throwback picture with Ishaan and wrote, “Happy birthday Ishaan. May you be everything you deserve to be. Loads of love.” Ishaan commented on Shahid’s post, “I love you bhai. Your blessings mean the world to me. Your light is the brightest and I’m lucky to soak it in.” Mira posted a throwback picture from Diwali celebrations as her IG story to wish Ishaan and wrote, “Happiest birthday @ishaankhatter” atop it. Ishaan thanked everyone by reposting their wishes on his IG stories.
On July 7, 2020, when Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput Kapoor had completed five years of married life, heartfelt wishes had poured in on social media from their friends and family, who had also shared some unseen pictures of the couple. Ishaan Khatter had posted a five-star anniversary post for his bhaiya and bhabhi, where Shahid can be seen giving a sweet peck on Mira's forehead as they had posed in traditional outfits on the terrace of their residence. Ishaan had written, “Turned 5!” followed by a heart emoticon and five stars atop it. Mira had reposted the picture and revealed that Ishaan is the only one who calls her 'bhabhi'. Mira had written, "@ishaankhatter the only one who calls me bhabhi". (Also Read: Mira Kapoor Accentuates A Stunning 19k Worth Dress With Her Mother's Bangles, It Screams 'Timeless')
Ishaan Khatter and Mira Rajput Kapoor have proved to be one of the cutest bhabhi-devar duos of B-town, with their goofy pictures and the even more adorable captions that go with it. A few months back, Ishaan had indulged in an impromptu 'Ask Me Anything’ interaction with his Insta-fam, and his ‘bhabhidoll’, Mira Rajput Kapoor too, had posted a question for him. Mira had asked her devar, Ishaan, “When are you getting a haircut?” To which, Ishaan had retorted, “Now, no chance I’ll get one. @mira.kapoor”.
Ishaan Khatter has not only made the nation proud with his exceptional performances but also the Kapoor clan is all-praises for the debutant! Ishaan’s brother, Shahid and sister-in-law, Mira Rajput Kapoor had taken to their Instagram handles and had posted a congratulatory note for the Beyond The Clouds star when he had taken the black lady (Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut) home. While Shahid had shared a still from the film, Beyond The Clouds and had tagged Ishaan followed by a clap emoji, Ishaan’s ‘bhabhidoll’, Mira had posted a photo of Ishaan holding the black lady. Mira had written, “Congratulations @ishaankhatter You make us so proud!” atop it. (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor And Ishaan Khatter's Hilarious Instagram Banter Over Former's Monochrome Mirror Selfie)
Here's wishing a belated happy birthday to Ishaan!