- He will be seen as Shooter Dival, the best friend of the groom Benji Winbury in the Netflix drama which follows Amelia, who is about to marry into a wealthy Nantucket Winbury family, to the disapproval of their matriarch novelist.
Ishaan Khatter says working on his Hollywood debut series “The Perfect Couple,” wasn’t “very different” from his experiences in India. He “taped” his audition and “they liked it which is why they called me I guess,” he told the Press Trust of India. The actor was speaking after shooting for a major portion of the Netflix series, headlined by Nicole Kidman. It is based on American author Elin Hilderbrand’s novel of the same name and is directed by Susanne Bier.
“I’ve shot a large part of it and it’s my foray into Hollywood,” he told the PTI. “It’s been a great experience. Of course, Nicole is one of the most iconic film stars that we all know and we love in India as well.” He will be seen as Shooter Dival, the best friend of the groom Benji Winbury (Billy Howle). The series follows Amelia (Eve Hewson) who is about to marry into a wealthy Nantucket Winbury family, to the disapproval of their matriarch novelist (Kidman).
This is Khatter’s second international project following Netflix’s Mira Nair-directed miniseries “A Suitable Boy” (2020). He entered mainstream Bollywood with his debut in Majid Majidi’s drama, ‘Beyond the Clouds’ (2017). He won the Best Actor award for the film at the 5th International Bosphorus Film Festival and a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance as a drug dealer in the drama.
The 2018 film “Dhadak” opposite Janhvi Kapoor was his first commercial success. It was directed by Shashank Khaitan and was inspired by a Marathi blockbuster, Sairat (2016). “Dhadak” revolved around the love story of two youngsters in Rajasthan and how they struggle with issues like caste discrimination, political pressure, etc., to make things work.
He was also cast alongside Katrina Kaif and Siddhant Chaturvedi in the comedy-horror movie Phone Bhoot (2022) in 2022. He appeared in a commercial short film for Apple Inc. the following year, Fursat (2023), which Vishal Bhardwaj directed using an iPhone 14 Pro.
His next film is “Pippa,” a biopic on Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta, a veteran of the 45th Cavalry tank squadron, who, along with his siblings, fought on the eastern front during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, the movie is based on Brigadier Mehta’s book “The Burning Chaffees.”