‘Dhadak’ is one of the most looked-forward-to movies this year especially since it has been linked to Marathi blockbuster ‘Sairat’. Ishaan however told DNA, “Dhadak is an adaptation, rather than a remake.”
The actor added, “But it depends on your intention behind directing a film. Director Shashank Khaitan understood that it’s such an important film for our country. Also, it is so easily adaptable into the different cultural milieu that it was important to make this film reach out to more audiences and he wanted to do it his way.”
He says, “I loved Sairat and was affected by it. I understand the responsibility of all the hopes that come with it. But I prefer not to think about these things when I’m working in a creative environment because it may influence my performance. Since we are adapting it, there’s scope to be different. It’s also been under the public eye, so it had a different journey from Sairat.”
He reveals, “Karan sir wanted to meet me because he had seen some of my pictures and footage and wanted to cast me in a film. He got my number from my brother (Shahid Kapoor), with whom he was co-judging a show and also working on Shaandaar. He met me and we were in talks for another film. But the subject changed. He chose not to audition me and offered me Dhadak instead.”
Interestingly Ishaan was spotted along with his co-actress Janhvi Kapoor with R. Balki and it appears that they are planning a project together already!...