For the longest time now we have been hearing rumours of Shahid Kapoor’s younger brother Ishan Khattar’s Bollywood debut. But no official confirmations were being made.
But now, Mid-Day has confirmed that Ishaan will be making his Bollywood debut with the Hindi remake of “Sairat”. Yup, that’s right! Nagaraj Manjule’s “Sairat”, which has turned out to be one of the biggest blockbuster hits so far, is all set to be remade in Hindi by filmmaker Karan Johar and who better than him can launch starkids.
According to the reports, the movie will be Jhanvi’s big debut as fans are excited to see Sridevi’s stunning daughter play the part of Archana Patil. Ishaan who is currently working on his debut film with Majid Majidi, “Beyond The Clouds” will be main lead in the film. Interestingly the two debutantes are already bonding and were recently spotted together at the special screening of “Baywatch”.
In a recent interview with Dna, father Boney Kpaoor confirming the news of his daughter joining Bollywood, said, “Yes, Karan has been talking to us about a film for Jhanvi and we’ve given consent. But we don’t know which project it would be. Since Karan has recently acquired the remake rights of ‘Sairat’ it is being presumed that our daughter would be launched in this project.”
A source from the industry was reported as saying, “The script is being modified to suit the Hindi audience. Karan is yet narrow down on a director.”
Both Ishaan and his mother Neelima Azeem have refused to comment on the development as ‘it will be unfair to the makers’.
Will Ishaan and Jhanvi recreate the magic of the Marathi blockbuster? Only time will tell.