There is no one who does candid better than Karan Johar (the host) and his friends on the couch.
Season 5 of Koffee With Karan premiered on Sunday night (November 6) and the show did manage to live up to what it is infamously known for – spilling beans and churning juicy gossip. From SRK calling himself a fourth idiot to Alia’s confession that she is on a relationship break, the chat show is sassier, sexier and unplugged like never before.
As expected, SRK charmed viewers with his wit on the opening episode, and Alia chipped in with her spontaneity.
Taking a dig at Ranveer Singh’s forthcoming film Befikre, Khan said he was keen to know if “Ranveer was wearing a padded underwear” in the film. He admitted that he’d be impressed with the actor if he was not.
Known to have a humour that’s in your face, SRK seemed to be in no mood to mince words. On being asked why he skipped season 4 of the show, SRK replied, “Wanted the TRPs to drop a little of the show last year because I had taken them so high in the first one”. Be it his comment on how he has to justify his nationalism every time he steps out to how he feels that Alia is too good, too soon, everything King Khan said struck a chord.
Alia aced the quiz this time.
In a sporting gesture, Alia even took part in an impromptu quiz on the show. Remember her disastrous performance in the same show last season when she didn’t know answers to simple questions like the name of the president of India and many more? Alia aced the quiz this time.
In the rapid fire round too she was at her hilarious best. Sample these questions :
KJo: If you could be invisible, which actress would you stalk?
Alia: Kangana Ranaut because she has a lot of lovely airport looks but I really want to know where she is going.
KJo: If not acting, what are the alternate career choices for Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh and Sidharth Malhotra?
Alia: Marketing head, clothes designer and Army.
KJo: Can you name three recent Bollywood breakups?
Alia: Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. Somebody else might be breaking up in the next moment. So, let’s wait.
KJo: How would your matrimonial ad read?
Alia: Read the offer documents carefully before investing.
Not to be left behind, King Khan matched Alia with his witty responses to Karan’s questions. He also took a jibe on Alia when he was asked ‘what would you do if you wake up as Alia’. He said, “I will read a newspaper.”
Talking about his present state in life, SRK said,”I am at rest, but not at peace. Peace is boring.” To all his wit and humour and philosophy about life, Alia served as the right contrast. She talked about how she was on a relationship break, and would rather prefer eating a pizza than going out with Ranbir or Ranveer.
Considering the first guests have set the bar high for others, it remains to be seen how Akshay Kumar fares with his wife Twinkle Khanna in the next episode.