Ishan Khattar opens up about Hollywood Debut alongside Nicole Kidman
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New Delhi (India), 26th May 2023: Ishaan Khatter, who made his Bollywood debut in 2018 alongside Janhvi Kapoor in Shashank Khaitan’s Dhadak, is now set to work in Hollywood. Ishaan recently took to social media to publicly announce that he has joined the cast of the upcoming series The Perfect Couple.
Key parts will be played by Nicole Kidman, Liev Schreiber, and Dakota Fanning. Ishaan showed excitement about entering the Hollywood industry in a recent interview.
The Perfect Couple is an official adaptation of the novel of the same name by Elin Hilderbrand. Ishaan told the Hindustan Times that he is “grateful for the opportunity.” He even expressed excitement for the viewers to witness the series.
He said, “I’m grateful for the opportunity and excited to explore whatever good work comes my way. It’s certainly a unique time for artistic and cultural cross-pollination with the world becoming a smaller place and I’m excited for people to see what’s to come.”
Ishaan claimed that he went through the audition procedure and was cast in the role. He is currently filming the project. According to the actor, his job is pushing him as an actor and further elaborating, Ishaan said, “I’ve always aspired to explore myself through my characters while (hopefully) infusing life into them. It’s a symbiotic relationship. This part gives me a chance to explore a distinctly different side of myself as both a performer and a professional.”
Ishaan also discussed about his role and the stereotypes around Indians and said, “Layered representation is important to reduce stereotyping but that’s not only the responsibility of the writer or creator but also an actor who chooses to represent the written material. I, for one, was pleasantly surprised to read the part in The Perfect Couple.”
Ishaan was then queried about his experience working with such huge names of the industry, to which he answered, “It feels great, it’s always wonderful to play with an exciting cast and it’s keeping me on my toes in the best way. They certainly are very talented and experienced artistes on the show, not only in the cast but also behind the scenes and I’m also very glad to be working with a director as assured and creative as Susanne Bier.”