The first episode of Koffee with Karan Season 7, starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh, was released on Thursday. The first few minutes of the celebrity chat show saw Karan Johar address the “Boycott Bollywood” trend who has been all over social media for the past two years.
Speaking to Bhatt, KJo said, “Other, you and I were just discussing the fact that we never thought this would happen. I never thought I would come back. To that, Bhatt said, “Yeah. I did not think. I thought we were done. I was quite sad. Singh, who looked distraught, asked, “Why?” and Bhatt, with a mysterious expression, said, “Just…Like everything that happened. You know…”
Karan Johar went on to share how the Hindi film industry has been ‘vilified’ over the past couple of years. “As an industry, we have been reviled. We were put in jail for two years. Even me, I went through a lot and it was not an easy time. And at that point, it was like the snake emojis came out whenever Koffee with Karan was mentioned. And at one point, I also thought that I would never come back with the show because there was a lot of attack.
Ranveer Singh called the accusations “baseless, unfair and unwarranted”. And KJo went on to say that he was often compared to snakes in those days. “Either they call me GayJo or the snake emoji comes out. I don’t know why. What part of me looks or resembles a snake, I don’t know.
Koffee’s debut episode with Karan Season 7 marked Alia Bhatt’s sixth appearance on the show. This was Ranveer Singh’s fifth appearance on the show.
In a recent chat with PTI, Karan Johar said that social media’s hatred of Bollywood is just a mirage. He shared, “There was a lot of hate on social media generally towards Bollywood at one point and ‘Koffee with Karan’ came up as one of the targets… But I knew even then that it was all virtual, so it wasn’t. wasn’t real. That’s not really the truth, because if it was, why would Disney+ Hotstar want to do the show? Why would the actors want to come on the show? »
Koffee’s final season with Karan will see Sara Ali Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Deverakonda, Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon as guest stars.
Koffee with Karan 7 is streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar.