Karan Johar, who is back with the fourth season of Koffee With Karan, has consciously tried to keep the show in the fun zone and away from controversies. “Considering the history of the show, celebs come prepared not to be controversial. It will, however, continue to be an irreverent, candid conversation,” says Karan. But doesn’t it become spicy and stimulating when the guests let out something controversial. “I am not here to sensationalise but you never know some of them may have already spilled some beans,” smiles Karan whose opening episode is with Salman and not his favourite Shah Rukh Khan. “He did not open the last season, nobody asked then,” he says. This year the suave director will have all the three Khans, including Aamir on his show.
Rapid fire with Karan
Directing, hosting, judging, acting...
Directing, that’s my primary passion. Everything else doesn’t even count.
Which two reality show judges you would like to have on your show?
Kirron Kher and Madhuri Dixit because they are opposite personalities. It might be exciting.
Between Salman and Shah Rukh Khan, which episode would you rate the best?
Both were great season openers. I will dodge this question as many on my show do! I will say the one with Kapoors (Randhir, Rishi and Rajiv) was the best.
If Ram Gopal Verma comes on your show, what is the first thing you will ask him?
Whether he loves me or hates me!
Which old movie would you like to remake?
If you were to remake a film and cast Salman and Shah Rukh which would it be?
Who would you cast in Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor’s roles?
Either could do the roles because both of them are contemporary actors.
Who is your favourite actress: Kareena Kapoor or Kajol?
Kajol. It’ll always be Kajol.
Which jodi is hotter, Ranbir-Deepika or Ranveer-Deepika?
My film is Yeh Jawani Yeh Deewani, so of course Ranbir-Deepika.
Among the emerging jodis, which one has the Shah Rukh-Kajol chemistry?
Nobody. They don’t have it in them.