The latest episode of Karan Johar’s controversial chat show ‘Koffee With Karan’ had none other than Bollywood ‘Khiladi’ Akshay Kumar on the couch. The actor looking suave and sexy, sporting a scruffy beard was in his element as he coolly opened up about his reasons for avoiding the Koffee date with Karan, his beautiful wife Twinkle and his journey to becoming one of the most self-made men in Bollywood.
On being asked as to why it took him so long to appear on the chat show, Askhay Kumar replied seriously, “When we come for your show, you ask all these kinds of very controversial questions. So nobody wants to be grilled and nobody wants to get into anybody’s bad books. And don’t want to answer anything stupid that it hurts somebody’s feelings.”
The actor frankly said that he would rather meet Karan, who is a good friend of Akshay’s wife Twinkle, socially than come on his show and get involved in some controversy.
“It is terrible. I’m telling you Karan… I’m coming on your show and telling you that it is very bad to do that, to get into controversies. Talk about someone … Why?” he asked a stunned Karan.
The actor said that he would have preferred his wife Twinkle accompanying him on Karan’s couch. However, she decided not to appear on the show. “She said: ‘I cant keep my mouth shut. I’ll talk nonsense and then I’ll regret it later and my husband will fire me,” said Karan Johar sharing Twinkle Khanna’s reason for not accompanying her actor husband on the talk show.
“My wife is like that. I always tell her be diplomatic but she is like that… what is white is white and what is black is black for her,” explained Akshay Kumar.
“There’s no filter in her mind. What enters in her mind, comes out,” he added further. Talking about how different he is from wife Twinkle, Akshay Kumar said, “We keep on discovering new things about each other because we’re so different. We’re poles apart. She’s this side, I’m completely that side.”
Karan Johar also quizzed Akshay Kumar on his well-known habit of waking up at 5:00 am everyday. “Mornings we’re supposed to get up and work. I don’t know where you come from to say that you don’t work,” he said to Karan Johar.
When it came to films the actor said: “I’m happy with what I’ve got. I’m not fighting anything. But yes, I want to keep on going… everyday when I listen to scripts, I’m looking for that script if I can get something to prove…like a ‘Special 26’. I was very happy with it. For even a script like ‘Oh My God!’.”
But the actor did admit that most of the time people came to him with offers of commercial films. Talking about film critics in the country, Akshay Kumar said, “They’ve been very kind. They’ve called me furniture, and I’m actually a showroom. So they’ve been very kind.”
Asked about his reactions to such statements, the actor said, “It’s funny… It’s nice. It’s funny to read something like that about you and what can you react?”
Karan Johar then brought up his much talked about Casanova image. “I’m not ashamed of it. I was not married then. And I’m a full-grown man, so there’s nothing wrong with what I did,” he says.
Talking about being faithful in the glamour world, he said, “When you have your children waiting back home, after pack up you just want to run back.” The actor spoke about how with time priorities change – first with marriage and children and his beautiful baby daughter.
Akshay turned the tables, putting Karan on the spot as he came well prepared with his own rapid fire round especially for the host. Akshay was also seen pulling Karan johar’s leg for most part of it.