Ishaan Khatter became the fodder for mean jokes and memes soon after his film 'Phone Bhoot,' also starring Katrina Kaif and Siddhant Chaturvedi, was announced on social media. Ishaan, who made his debut in the Hindi film industry with Karan Johar's production Dhadak, is being trolled for "getting back-to-back big movies in Bollywood because of his connection with Shahid Kapoor." Ishaan is the half-brother of Shahid Kapoor.
Touted to be a horror-comedy, 'Phone Bhoot' will be bankrolled by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment. The makers made the announcement on Monday by sharing a clip featuring Ishaan, Katrina, and Siddhant of Gully Boy fame.
The one stop shop for all bhoot related problems, #PhoneBhoot ringing in your nearest cinema in 2021#KatrinaKaif @SiddhantChturvD #ishaankhatter @gurmmeet @raviivar @JasvinderBath @ritesh_sid @excelmovies pic.twitter.com/xisXUmCVwk— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 20, 2020
As soon as the poster was out, netizens began sharing jokes and memes on Ishaan, with many calling him "a nepo kid."
#IshaanKhatter he is trending again and given chance in movies. Despite having no acting skills. pic.twitter.com/YSppRrxnEn— Boycotting everything they are paid is solution! (@Akash_solver) July 20, 2020
The only man with zero godfather in the industryThe only man who told the world you don't need any godfather to be in industryThey were mad @itsSSR didn't have any godfather like #IshaanKhatter in bollywood, yet he was climbing heights so they got jealous and murdered him! pic.twitter.com/u7ny1m4KpK— Boycotting everything they are paid is solution! (@Akash_solver) July 20, 2020
Bollywood star kids including Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Sonakshi Sinha, among others, have been at the receiving end of a volley of criticism ever since Sushant Singh Rajput's death last month for riding on the privileges of an insider.
Meanwhile, directed by Gurmeet Singh, 'Phone Bhoot' has been written by Ravi Shankaran and Jasvinder Singh Bath. It is expected to go on floors later this year and is scheduled for a 2021 release.