This Is Why Karan Johar Did Not Cast Ishaan Khatter In ‘Student Of The Year 2’

1:51 pm 27 Jul, 2018


Most know that Ishaan Khatter, the 22-year-old ‘Dhadak‘ star is actor Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother. But very few know that Ishaan’s father Rajesh Khatter is also a TV and film actor, a voice actor, and a screenwriter as well. His mother Neelima Azeem is also an actor and a professional Kathak dancer. Coming from a family of artists Ishaan is naturally quite talented. And a while ago, there were reports that the actor was going to be cast by Karan Johar in ‘Student of the Year 2 (SOTY2)’, but something went awry. Before we discuss what, let’s first get to know more about Ishaan Khatter.

The actor made his first big screen appearance as a child, in the 2005 movie ‘Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!’. Almost 12 years after that, the actor featured in Majid Majidi’s movie ‘Beyond The Clouds’. The movie premiered at the International Film Festival of India on November 20, 2017. It was released for the Indian audiences on April 20, 2018.


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Actor Ishaan Khatter. Source



Even though the movie received mixed reviews, Ishaan was praised for his acting abilities. And now the actor is riding high on the success of his just-released movie ‘Dhadak‘ which also stars Janhvi Kapoor. The movie which is an adaptation of the Marathi film ‘Sairat‘ has received an extremely good response. And the actor is receiving praises from all corners of the nation.


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Ishaan with Karan Johar. Source


Now if you are wondering why Ishaan Khatter missed out on Karan Johar’s project ‘SOTY2’, then we have the reason for you. As per some reports, the reasons why Ishaan missed out on the movie is because of an ex-girlfriend. Yes, apparently the star dated one of the female leads in the movie Tara Sutaria. Tara is a video jockey and recognized teen TV actor from Mumbai.


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SOTY2 cast (L to R) Tara Sutaria, Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday. Source


Reportedly Ishaan and Tara’s relationship ended on a bitter note and Karan Johar thought it was better to not cast them together. Hence Johar went ahead to cast actor Tiger Shroff instead of Ishaan Khatter. ‘SOTY2′ features Tiger, Tara, and Ananya Panday, and will release on November 23, 2018.


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Ishaan with brother and mother. Source



Well, even though Ishaan Khatter missed out on ‘SOTY2’, he has done a wonderful job in Shashank Khaitan’s ‘Dhadak‘. We hope he does just as well in all his future projects.

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