The first episode of Koffee With Karan Season 5 saw the lead actors of Dear Zindagi Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan charm the viewers with their wit and spontaneity. As the show ended, the teaser of next week’s episode arrived featuring Twinkle Khanna and her husband Akshay Kumar.
From Khanna’s below-the-belt digs at host Karan Johar and Bollywood, to Kumar shielding his embarrassed face behind the coffee mug, the teaser left the audience in splits. While Kumar appeared on the show last year, Mrs Funnybones will make her debut on the Koffee couch this Sunday.
After four seasons, Johar has finally managed to bring his childhood friend to his infamous show. Johar had confessed to Kumar in the last season that his wife was one of his first crushes. It would be interesting to see the three share the screen space in this season.
Other than Kumar and Khanna, the guests for the following two episodes have also been revealed by the makers. The third episode will feature real-life friends choreographer and filmmaker Farah Khan share the couch with ace tennis player Saniya Mirza.
Mirza tweeted a picture of the two with Johar and said that she is excited to make her “debut on Koffee” and has her eyes set on the cherished coffee hamper. It is only for the second time that a sports personality will appear on the show, the first being Mahesh Bhupati when he shared the couch with his then-newly wedded wife actress Lara Dutta on Season 3. While this will be Mirza’s first appearance on the show, it will be Khan’s seventh appearance on the show.
She appeared alongside fellow female filmmaker Gurinder Chaddha in the first season. She went on to appear on the season finale as well, in the capacity of a judge in the rapid fire between Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. She made two appearances on the second season as well, alongside another real-life friend Tabu and another fellow female director Mira Nair. In the second occasion, she shared the couch with the lead couple of her directorial Om Shanti Om, Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone.
Farah’s fifth appearance was alongside fellow filmmakers Raju Hirani and Imtiaz Ali on Season 3 and her most recent appearance was on Season 4 with Abhishek Bachchan. Evidently, she has a lot of Koffee and it would be tough for Mirza to snatch that hamper away from the filmmaker.
It is also reported that Season 5 will feature Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor share the couch. They are shooting together for the film Veerey Di Wedding, produced by Sonam’s sister Rhea Kapoor. Sonam bonded well with Deepika Padukone in her first appearance on the show in Season 3. It will be even more interesting to see the two Kareena and Sonam voice their uninhibited views on the industry big shots this season.
Given the line-up so far, we are sure that the viewers are in for a treat.