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From Shah Rukh Khan’s comment on Ranveer Singh’s padded underwear to Twinkle Khanna’s admission that she was only looking for a fling with husband Akshay Kumar in the initial stage of their relationship, Koffee with Karan season five has already given fans enough to talk about. However, host Karan Johar believes that unlike previous seasons, his guests have actually been quite cautious about their opinions, in order to avoid controversies.
Johar says that afraid of media attention, Bollywood stars haven’t been as uninhibited and irreverent as he would have liked them to be. “They (celebrities) are speaking much lesser this season because they are so aware that there is some ‘.com’ sitting on their heads, which is literally uploading and hanging on to every word they say. All the celebrities are coming guarded this time because everything they say becomes a headline, which may be great for the show but not always great for them. The show is an irreverent, casual watch and not every word should be over-analysed.Sometimes people take things in a wrong manner but I am sure no one is sitting on that couch to offend anyone,” the filmmaker-host told reporters here.
For the upcoming episode, which marks a century for the series, Johar will have superstar Salman Khan and his brothers Sohail and Arbaaz Khan as the guests.
The filmmaker said his excitement knew no bounds as he had Salman on the show and the four of them had a super fun time shooting the episode. “I was most excited about the fact that Salman came for the 100th episode. We had a blast shooting the episode. I was honoured that he, Sohail and Arbaaz graced the 100th episode,” Johar said.
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The director-producer interacted with the media at the launch of a singing reality show, Dil Hai Hindustani, which he will be judging along with Shekhar Ravijiani, Shalmali Kholgade and Badshah. When asked if his TV commitment will keep him off filmmaking, Johar replied, “Not at all. I have solemnly resolved that I will be back on the set as a director by the end of the next year because even though my heart is in television, my soul lies in films.”