Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee With Karan has always managed to get actors in trouble as whatever they say on the show becomes headlines the very next day. While actors do not really like that, they still maker their presence felt on the show because of their favorite, KJo. From Shah Rukh Khan to Ranveer Singh, everybody sat on the hot couch for a conversation with Karan.
What’s a chat show without scandals, controversies, and spilling of some beans? Well, over the years, ‘Koffee with Karan’ has given us a lot of gossip to talk about and celebrities have pulled out the big guns and have taken major digs at the contemporaries in the industry. From answering the most controversial questions to alleged allegations about exes, this chat show has been one of our all-time favorites.
There’s no doubt— Koffee With Karan throws up some of the sassiest B-town responses (some we’ll remember forever!). There’s something about Mr. Johar that really brings out the candidness in even the most careful celebrities.
Now that KWK has completed five sensational seasons, we can’t wait to see what comes next. Here’s a throwback to the most scandalous moments on the most controversial talk show on Indian television.
Let’s have a look at the biggest controversies that erupted after Koffee With Karan!
Tusshar Kapoor’s Botox remark on Preity Zinta
An actor who has not really won the best name in Bollywood shocked everyone when he called a senior actress a synonym of botox. Even though Tusshar Kapoor is known as a level headed guy, who never really gets involved in controversies, KJo’s questions bothered his self-control and the actor took Preity Zinta’s name when he was asked who is synonymous with Botox in Bollywood.
Anurag Kashyap’s dig at Kareena Kapoor
Anurag Kashyap and Anushka Sharma shared the coffee couch and the episode was about revelations, romance, and laughs. During the very witty rapid-fire round, Karan Johar asked Anurag Kashyap about ‘A piece of advice you’d like to give to Kareena’. To this, the ace director said, “Next time don’t ask who’s in the movie. Ask what’s the movie”.
When Kareena called John Abraham expressionless
Kareena and Bipasha’s cold war was a well known rivalry that almost everyone knew, but things turned worse on the coffee couch when Kareena made a comment on John Abraham’s expressions. Kareena said, “John Abraham is expressionless”. Later, Bipasha came in John’s defence while John kept quiet. This was a high point of Koffee With Karan’s Season 2.
The Abhay Deol-Anil Kapoor spat
When you cast someone as talented as Abhay Deol, you must give them the much deserved attention. But, Abhay was quite upset with the makers of ‘Aisha’ as he did not receive much limelight in the movie. He expressed how displeased he was even in the media. To which Anil Kapoor said, “Abhay Deol needs help in every way”.
Salman Khan, “I am a virgin and I sleep alone”
One of the most controversial statements made by a celebrity on Koffee with Karan was Salman Khan’s. Known to be the ladies man in the industry, the ‘bhai’ of Bollywood said he was a virgin and he sleeps alone. Post that, in almost every interview this one question is always asked to him by the media.
“If Salman Is Angry With Me, It Is 100% My Fault” – Shah Rukh Khan
The battle between the Khans became the talk of the town in the year 2008. Bollywood’s Karan-Arjun had a solid tiff at a Bandra’s nightclub to celebrate Katrina Kaif’s birthday. The two were allegedly intoxicated which worsened the fight all the more. On Koffee With Karan Season 2, Shah Rukh Khan made a public apology to Salman Khan. To this Salman apparently got miffed with him, questioning his real purpose behind the confession. He remarked that Shah Rukh should’ve apologised to him personally instead.
“Why Does Priyanka Chopra Have That Accent” – Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor loves to be “papped”, and these were her own words on the very same show Koffee with Karan. And for someone who loves all the media attention, getting into a controversy is a cakewalk. She featured on the third season again and stunned us all with yet another scandalous statement about her ‘Aitraaz’ co-star Priyanka Chopra. In the rapid fire round, when KJo asked Kareena about the one question she’d like to ask Priyanka Chopra, Kareena said, “why does she have that accent?” Later when Priyanka appeared on the show, Priyanka very smartly responded saying, “The same place where her boyfriend (Saif Ali Khan) got it from”.
“Katrina Is Our Senior” – Deepika Padukone & Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s episode on Koffee with Karan was one of the best as we got to see not just competing rivals in the industry but also exes of Ranbir Kapoor post their respective break-ups. Both the contemporaries maintained a straight face and called Katrina Kaif their ‘senior’. In spite of trying their level best to make it sound respectful, that eventual smirk gave out their real intentions behind the mocking statement.
“Ranbir Should Endorse Condoms” – Deepika Padukone
In the same episode, Deepika Padukone just blurted her heart out about Ranbir Kapoor while maintaining calm. She even hinted towards Ranbir’s infidelity while they were in a relationship, several times during the show. She didn’t deny the allegation she had once put on Ranbir Kapoor about having cheated on her. “He should work on his boyfriend skills”, she advised. If this wasn’t enough, she went on record saying that Ranbir Kapoor should endorse condoms!