It has remained the favourite source of Bollywood gossips, controversies and scoops for over a decade. Television’s favourite celebrity chat show Koffee with Karan is returning after three long years. While its fifth season is ready for a premiere tomorrow, its host Karan Johar himself has promised a whole lot of new faces, much more glamour and several inside dopes which the celebrities themselves will reveal while sipping coffee with him.
Here are some of the things expect and, perhaps some not to expect from the talk show this season.
1. SRK is back!
It was a ritual of sorts for filmmaker Karan Johar to open every season of Koffee With Karan with his closest friend Shah Rukh Khan until the last season in 2013, where he had superstar Salman Khan as the first guest. This had raised quite a few eyebrows and even led to speculations about a certain rift between KJo and King Khan. But SRK’s cameo in his latest hit Ae Dil Hai Mushkil laid all the rumours to rest. And now Shah Rukh’s return as the first guest on KWK only proves they are friends forever.
Shah Rukh Khan will be accompanied by his Dear Zindagi co-star Alia Bhatt. A preview of its first episode was shared by Karan himself on Twitter. It shows Shah Rukh taking a jibe at his friend. When Karan asked him why didn’t he come on the last season, SRK replied with his trademark sarcasm, “I wanted the TRPs to drop a little!” SRK even teased Alia leaving her embarrassed. Take a look.
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Apart from assuring the audience of fun and exciting revelations, the episode will also be another promotional strategy for Dear Zindagi, which has been co-produced by Karan.
2. Kareena and Sonam on the couch together?
Both the divas have appeared on Karan’s show in the previous seasons, albeit separately. According to reports, this time, they will be coming together. Sonam and Kareena have been shooting together for their upcoming chic flick Veerey Di Wedding. They have off late been going dinner and lunch outings together too. Besides the film, the two actors have a lot of stuff in common, like their opinionated nature and frankness, which often leaves them caught up in controversies. It would be exciting to see what the two ladies bring to the couch.
3. Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna’s couple show
After a gap of 17 years, Bollywood star couple Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna will be back together on the screen. Their small screen appearance on KWK is already leaving their fans excited. Akshay made his debut on the show last season and his episode went on to become one of the best on the show, courtesy his dry sense of humour. Now, with his wife, known for her sarcasm and wit, joining him on the couch, it guarantees a lot more fun. Also, the episode will give an insight into Akshay and Twinkle’s marriage, something the couple doesn’t talk often publicly.
4. Kajol and Ajay Devgn won’t grace the show
The star couple will stay away this season and will definitely be missed. Kajol has for decades remained KJo’s lucky mascot and his best friend. But their recent split is considered one of the saddest in the film industry. The stories of the rift in this relationship had been doing the rounds for some time and they only got confirmed when Karan’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Kajol’s husband Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay pit against each other at the box office. The clash got ugly and while Ajay took indirect potshots at Karan, Kajol made sure she showed support for her husband. Karan and Kajol’s banter and humorous interactions on Koffee with Karan used to be the highlight of their episodes but the audience will miss on that this time.
Koffee With Karan premieres on Star World on Sunday.