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Karan Johar, can you please ask better questions?

Nairita Mukherjee
Nairita MukherjeeOct 22, 2018 | 16:52

Karan Johar, can you please ask better questions?

Of all the Bollywood talk shows that one has come across in recent times, Koffee With Karan is here to stay. And if you haven’t figured that out in the last 14-odd years of its running, it's 6th season and counting, well, I pity you.

Now, Bollywood and the stars that make Bollywood have always allured the masses, and understandably so. Their lives, their likes, their secrets, et al, are all just so intriguing that we want to keep going back for a generous helping. Simi Garewal served us a similar platter when we sat down with her for a Rendezvous. Simi, however, in her sombre voice, her bespoke white coat and her signature robust black hair, spoke of deeper issues — or was it just her deep voice?


But that was before social media took over our lives.

With Instagram and Twitter playing your personal talk show hosts, is it even possible to tell us something about these stars that we don’t already know? Yup. And Karan Johar has done the unthinkable.

In the era of social media, Karan has managed to keep our interests piqued with one question and one question alone — ‘who are you dating?’ — or some variation of it.

Here’s a list of things we found out in those 40 minutes:

  • Ranbir used to be ‘friendly’ with Sonam, which, in KWK lingo, means they had a fling.
  • Ranbir apparently habitually cheated on Deepika.
  • Ranbir is a great guy and a great friend, but not boyfriend material.

Because life's one big bit**-fest (Photo: YouTube screen grab)

If you think Ranbir’s presence on the show is palpable, you are right. Note how in actuality RK was not, I repeat, NOT there.

Similar was the undertone of the Katrina Kaif-Anushka Sharma episode from Season 5.

The Ranbir Kapoor-Ranveer Singh episode from the same season towed the same line — except it revolved around Deepika instead.


Last updated: October 23, 2018 | 19:27
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