Koffee with Karan Season 5: Will Siddharth, Jacqueline be as candid as Shahid, Mira?

FP Staff

Jan,02 2017 16:10:45 IST

The latest episode of Koffee with Karan Season 5 serves as a silver lining for the episodes to follow. Shahid Kapoor and his wife Mira Rajput were refreshingly candid on the chat show as they discussed a range of personal issues like their first meeting, courtship period, Mira's pregnancy, each other's bedroom habits and their unabashed opinions on the film industry.

Jacqueline Feranandez and Siddharth Malhotra on Koffee with Karan Season 5. Hotstar

Jacqueline Feranandez and Siddharth Malhotra on Koffee with Karan Season 5. Screen grab from Hotstar

Rajput, who retained her composure throughout the show, was not at all restrained on the show as she answered the Rapid Fire questions without any hesitation or manipulation. In fact, it was one of the rare episodes where the two guests did not pass any question or molded it as per their volition.

Going by the preview of the next episode, the chat show is now getting more fun owing to the willingness of its guests. Siddharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Feranandez address the conjecture around their alleged affair with a detached straightforwardness and at the same time, are at their entertaining best.

While this season so far has not been short on the entertainment quotient, the scope of entertainment was restricted to antics and wit. There were no confessions or newsy takeaways. Host Karan Johar self-admittedly stated that the celebrities are playing it down as they do not want to get into trouble because of the increasing media scrutiny of the show.

Katrina Kaif, who appeared alongside Anushka Sharma on the Koffee couch, pointed out that even the industry insiders analyse and compare the wardrobe, diplomacy and wit of every guest on the show. However, much to our surprise, Kaif had never been as entertaining as how we saw her on Koffee with Karan this season.

The 100th episode featuring Salman, Sohail and Arbaaz Khan was also on similar lines but also much more candid, particularly thanks to Arbaaz who touched upon the issue of his divorce with Malaika Arora himself. Aamir Khan, however, was as politically correct as he is expected to be. Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra, who seem fun otherwise, were such a dud on the show as their chemistry just did not click.

Shah Rukh Khan, whose wit is widely celebrated, was entertaining and candid but fell short of the fans' expectations from the actor, especially in the premier episode of the season when he shared the couch with Alia Bhatt. The episode that followed saw Twinkle Khanna unleash herself, but more so on Johar, as she did not target anyone else in the industry, probably taking a cue from her Koffee and life partner Akshay Kumar.

The other two episodes featuring the seemingly combustible combos of Ranbir Kapoor-Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan-Arjun Kapoor was all about horseplay. They shielded their true selves through antics, something that the four actors are infamous for.

However, now that Shahid and Mira have set a benchmark and have unintentionally boosted the other guests to be candid yet composed on the Koffee couch, we hope that this season starts brewing up before it heads towards its culmination.

Updated Date: Jan 02, 2017 16:30 PM