Ishaan Khatter walks through the building wearing sunglasses. In the lift on the way up to our interview he blasts hip-hop from the bright red Bluetooth speaker he’s carrying under his arm. Even though it’s another grey, drizzly day in London, he’s in an optimistic mood.
“I like the cold,” he beams obligingly. Khatter lives in Mumbai, but is in London on business. It is the beginning of the year, before the pandemic sent him back home to India’s most populous city, and long before his role in A Suitable Boy would make him a Sunday-night star in this country.
He is already used to celebrity, though. His parents are actors and his elder half-brother, Shahid Kapoor, is one of Bollywood’s biggest names — so