Karan Johar has been brewing Koffee so that tea can be spilt for a long time now. After several successful seasons, the filmmaker returned with Koffee With Karan Season 7 and it started with a riot created by none other than Ranveer Singh. The actor featured on the talk show with his BFF Alia Bhatt. The second episode of the talk show also made headlines after the internet felt that Karan Johar was biased and favoured Janhvi throughout the show. And after Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s revelations, Ananya Panday’s “state of affairs” and Vijay Deverakonda’s rather convoluted answer about doing the film Arjun Reddy, Koffee couch has been the talk of our and of Tinsel town now. Amid all of this, internet was wondering why Kareena Kapoor Khan aka Bebo hasn’t featured on the show yet and it looks like the filmmaker decided to fulfill our wishes. Kareena Kapoor Khan appeared on episode 5 of Koffee With Karan Season 7 alongside her Laal Singh Chaddha co-actor Aamir Khan.
While all episodes of Koffee With Karan Season 7 release on 7 pm every Thursday on the OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar, this time the episode premiered at midnight. The reason – Bebo, Aamir, Laal Singh Chaddha – it could be either. Ahead of the release of the film on August 11, Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor featured on Karan Johar’s talk show in what seems to be an episode put together very last minute, probably due to public demand or was it due to Laal Singh Chaddha? Well, as long as we get what we want, how does it matter? Having said that, this episode was quite a bummer. Most of us were jumping with joy in hopes that Bebo will bring her glam, charisma and bucket loads of gossip in the middle of a streak of rather gossip-less episodes of the talk show and we’re disappointed because no tea has been spilt.
Since both Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aamir Khan have been in the entertainment industry for a long time and done films together, one would think that these two would have some kind of chemistry but the reality is cold and dull. There is little to no chemistry between the duo. In all honesty, whatever little “chemistry” these two had on the Koffee couch was rather off-putting. While Bebo seemed completely out of her element, Aamir Khan seemed like he was putting on a show for us all to watch instead of being his real self. Despite being good actors, Bebo and Aamir failed to pretend very well.
This episode of Koffee With Karan bored us with the repeated conversation about how Aamir Khan is boring and subtle hints about how Kareena Kapoor Khan has also lost her touch, making it a rather boring episode in itself (I think I lost a few brain cells while watching it). While Karan Johar kickstarted the conversation by calling Bebo boring, the actress pointed out that one has to change with time. On the other, Aamir was also termed boring by both Kareena and Karan as the actor doesn’t like or enjoy parties. While his take on parties is legit and we do agree with it, TBH, it looks like both Kareena and Aamir decided to be boring on the talk show. In fact, it seemed like Kareena Kapoor Khan had to pretend to be dull and boring in this episode of Koffee With Karan.
Yepp, Bebo took a dig at Aamir Khan only to take it back seconds later. When asked what is the one thing that she tolerates in Aamir that she wouldn’t in others, Kareena Kapoor Khan replied that Aamir takes about 100 to 200 days to shoot a film while Akshay Kumar does it in 30 days. But get this, just seconds after making the statement, the actress tried to cover up by saying that it’s a “good thing” that the actor likes to shoot longer and she doesn’t mind it. Well, okay then.
From questions about thirsty pictures to “post party” to mixing up Rohit Shetty and Rohit Sharma, Aamir Khan seemed lost. More importantly, the actor seemed lost and clueless for someone who claims to spend a lot of time with his millennials and gen Z kids. I’m not shaming his lack of knowledge about the new age lingo but also the fact that he seemed lost and uninterested.
We know Bebo has won the rapid-fire round in several of the old seasons of Koffee With Karan but this time it seemed like Kareena Kapoor Khan was reined in and it seemed forced. The actress is known to be blunt, controversial and witty with her rapid-fire responses but this season saw none of it. In fact, Bebo did not spill any gossip or showcase her wit. Aamir Khan, who won the rapid-fire round with a huge margin, had THE most boring answers.
Koffee With Karan Season 7 episode 5 had no tea, no Koffee and no goss. The only thing it did have was Kareena Kapoor Khan, Aamir Khan and their upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha. IMHO, it simply seemed like a last-minute put-together episode for the promotion of Bebo and Aamir’s upcoming film more than anything else. Apart from being gossip-less and painfully promotional, the episode also seemed like a weak attempt to sell Aamir Khan. I couldn’t help but notice how Karan Johar was constantly guffawing at all of Aamir’s boring jokes and non-existent punchlines while I sat there wondering if either of them would actually say something that will make me cackle with laughter. Also, why is no one letting Bebo talk? In simple words, it was a forced episode where Bebo could not even be herself while Aamir Khan bored us out of our minds and made us want to drop dead to sleep with her goof-ups. The only thing we’re feeling about this episode is what Aamir felt about KJo’s questions on the talk show – “Yeh aaj sab bakwas baatein kar raha hai”.