What makes Ishaan Khatter a suitable boy? He’s devilishly charming, moves like the wind, and isn’t afraid to talk about his dreams. ELLE chats with the talented powerhouse.
ELLE: Hi Ishaan! Tell us about the last dream you had that you can remember?
Ishaan Khatter: I have this recurring dream of a huge tidal wave that usually wipes almost everything away. Sometimes when it hits, I’m on a roof, other times I’m on a beach… the location keeps changing. But thankfully, most times, I manage to survive.
ELLE: And something about you that not many people Know?
IK: I like horse riding. I’m not incredible at it, but I’ve been told that I’m a natural—which is amazing because I’ve only done it a handful of times in Auroville and in Leeds.
ELLE: What’s your ultimate dance jam?
IK: I have way too many, and they keep changing! Right now, it’s Elvis Presley. My favourites are ‘Don’t be cruel’, ‘Teddy bear’, ‘Jailhouse rock’ and ‘Blue suede shoes’.
ELLE: Were you ever on Tinder? What makes you swipe right?
IK: Nothing, unfortunately. I downloaded it once just to see what the fuss was, but I couldn’t figure it out. So, I deleted it. I wanted to try it because my cousin married the person she found on Tinder, and they’re wonderful together—he’s a great guy. I just don’t think it’s for me.
Ishaan Khatter demonstrates his best moves for ELLE’s September issue.
Photographs: Tarun Vishwa; Styling: Rahul Vijay; Hair: Team Hakim’s Aalim; make-up: Nishi Singh; Production: P Productions; Assisted by: Pujarini Ghosh (styling), Ananya Panigrahi (intern); Special thanks to Pia Sutaria (choreography)