Koffee with Karan
|Koffee with Karan|
Promotional image of Koffee with Karan
|Created by||Karan Johar|
|Presented by||Karan Johar|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||73|
|Camera setup||Videotape, Multi-camera|
|Running time||40 minutes|
|Original channel||STAR World India|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV) and 1080i (HDTV)|
|Original run||19 September 2004 – Present|
The show airs on STAR World India. It is also shown on other channels of the same network like Star Plus and Star One. The show is noted for its fresh and witty appeal, and is very popular with the younger audiences. It is known for the revelations made by celebrities and their take on their contemporaries. The show also has its share of controversies and hence brings in great TRPs.
The show began to air in 2004 and was a huge success. The first episode aired on 19 November 2004 and the first season ended on 27 May 2005. The show had been put on hold due to Johar's commitment to his next directorial project, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006).
After 4 years and various re-runs on Star World, Koffee with Karan returned on 7 November 2010 for season 3. The third season ended on 17 April 2011. The fourth season premiered on 1 December 2013.
- The Lie-O-Meter
- Johar uses a bleep, which he calls the Lie-O-Meter, to indicate if he thinks the guest is lying. The Lie-O-Meter was mostly used in season one.
- Rapid Fire
- The segment involves Johar asking a volley of questions to the guest, in which they have to answer as quickly as possible. The questions usually involve making choices between two options or just giving a straight answer. Johar usually forces the guest to choose one option of those he presents.
- Sometimes the show features a segment which allows the guest to see and hear other people's opinions. They may come from the general public or people within the industry. In some episodes it will be presented in the end of the show and in some during the show. Some episodes don't have a Opinion section.
- Koffee Quiz (introduced in Season 4)
Karan Johar asks a volley of questions at his two guests. The two guests are given a beeper each to press for the chance to answer. The first one to press the beep gets to answer, it is passed on to the other guest if only the answer is wrong. The ones with the highest points become the winner of the segment. The winner gets an additional prize.
The first season was huge success, and the programme became the first English entertainment show to ever get a huge rating in India. The episode in which Abhishek Bachchan and Preity Zinta appeared together was the highest viewed episode in season one.
The second season began on 11 February 2007.
Season one began airing on 19 November 2004. The first three episodes featured the people Johar had worked with, such as Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan. Some of the episodes had a certain theme such as an episode featuring models or family members. Bipasha Basu appeared with Miss Universe, Lara Dutta and Amitabh Bachchan appeared with son Abhishek Bachchan. Cousins Fardeen Khan and Zayed Khan appeared together. Brothers, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol appeared together. One episode featured sisters, Malaika Arora and Amrita Arora. Husband and wife Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh appeared together.
One episode was a "wives special" and featured Gauri Khan (the wife of Shahrukh Khan) and Suzanne Roshan (the wife of Hrithik Roshan). Roshan would later make an appearance with friends Farhan Akhtar and Uday Chopra.
Other pairs included Aishwarya Rai and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shabana Azmi and Shobha De, Ekta Kapoor and Sunita Menon, Sushmita Sen and Sanjay Dutt, Konkona Sen Sharma and Rahul Bose, Priyanka Chopra and Arjun Rampal.
Kaal co-stars John Abraham and Vivek Oberoi appeared together as did rising stars Esha Deol and Shahid Kapoor. Abhishek Bachchan and Preity Zinta made their second appearance together. Hema Malini and Zeenat Aman appeared together and television actors Smriti Irani and Sakshi Tanwar made an appearance.
The season finale featured Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan together. The rapid fire was judged by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Farah Khan and Farhan Akhtar who declared both actors the winner. Kajol made a brief appearance with Khan and Bachchan, and Jaya Bachchan joined them for the last segment.
Season two began airing on 11 February 2007. The first episode re-united the three stars of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai - Kajol, Rani Mukerji and Shahrukh Khan. The second episode featured the stars of the film Krrish - Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra. Mallika Sherawat made her first appearance on the show with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Vijay Mallya and Shobhaa De were featured in an episode.
Johar dedicated an episode to the directors of Hindi cinema. He interviewed Rakesh Roshan, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Rajkumar Hirani and Kunal Kohli. Ekta Kapoor came on the show with her shows' actors Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor and Hiten Tejwani.
Season two also featured many people who were appearing for the first time on the show such as Tabu, Mira Nair, Kunal Kapoor, Ritesh Deshmukh, Rakhi Sawant, Carol Gracias, Rahul Roy, Anil Kapoor and Akshaye Khanna.
Real life couple John Abraham and Bipasha Basu made their second appearance on the show but this time together. Preity Zinta made her third appearance on the show with Bobby Deol. Some of the people who made solo appearances were Richard Gere, Madhuri Dixit and Himesh Reshammiya.
The last few episodes featured Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif, in her first appearance on the show. In the next episode, Shabana Azmi, husband Javed Akhtar and his son Farhan Akhtar made an appearance together. The subsequent episode featured the team of Om Shanti Om, director Farah Khan and the stars of the film, Shahrukh Khan and newcomer Deepika Padukone. The final two episodes featured a behind-the-scenes look at the show and the Koffee Awards, given out to previous guests.
Koffee Awards 2007
For the season finale of the show, Karan Johar had introduced the Koffee Awards 2007, which featured the most memorable moments and episodes from Season 2 competing in different categories. The winners were chosen by fashion designer Rohit Bal, actress Malaika Arora and comedian Cyrus Broacha and were announced on the season finale of the episode, which aired on 16 September 2007 on STAR One and STAR World.
- Best Episode: The Kapoor Brothers (Randhir Kapoor & Rishi Kapoor)
- Most Glamorous (Male): Hrithik Roshan
- Most Glamorous (Female): Priyanka Chopra
- Best Supporting Appearance: Karisma Kapoor
- Best Debut (Male): Himesh Reshammiya
- Best Debut (Female): Mira Nair
- Best Rapid Fire (Male) : Shahrukh Khan
- Best Rapid Fire (Female): Kareena Kapoor
- Best Moment of The Season: Rakhi Sawant
- Best Line of The Season: Farah Khan & Shah Rukh Khan
- Karan's Favorite Guest: Rakhi Sawant
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Shah Rukh Khan
Star World picked up Koffee with Karan for a third season. It commenced on 7 November 2010 airing every Sunday at 9pm (IST).
|Episode 1||7 November||Abhishek Bachchan & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan|
|Episode 2||14 November||Ranbir Kapoor & Imran Khan|
|Episode 3||21 November||Deepika Padukone & Sonam Kapoor|
|Episode 4||28 November||Farah Khan, Rajkumar Hirani & Imtiaz Ali|
|Episode 5||5 December||Kareena Kapoor & Saif Ali Khan|
|Episode 6||12 December||Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt & Kangana Ranaut|
|Episode 7||19 December||Priyanka Chopra & Shahid Kapoor|
|Episode 8||26 December||Amitabh Bachchan & Shweta Nanda|
|Episode 9||2 January||Shahrukh Khan|
|Episode 10||9 January||Rani Mukerji & Vidya Balan|
|Episode 11||16 January||Lara Dutta & Mahesh Bhupathi|
|Episode 12||23 January||Hrithik Roshan & Suzanne Roshan|
|Episode 13||30 January||Ajay Devgan|
|Episode 14||6 February||Best of Koffee with Karan Season 3|
|Episode 15||13 February||Sajid Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Boman Irani|
|Episode 16||20 February||Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh|
|Episode 17||27 February||Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha|
|Episode 18||20 March||John Abraham|
|Episode 19||27 March||Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar|
|Episode 20||3 April||Ekta Kapoor, Tushar Kapoor|
|Episode 21||10 April||Best of Koffee with Karan Season 3|
|Episode 22||17 April||Koffee Awards|
|Episode 23||17 April|
- 1. Mahesh Bhupathi is the first ever sports personality to be featured on the show with his then fiancé and now wife Lara Dutta.
- 2. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made her first-ever re-introduced appearance on the show after her marriage with Abhishek Bachchan.
Koffee Awards 2011
For the season finale of the show, Karan Johar had brought back the Koffee Awards 2011, which featured the most memorable moments and episodes from Season 3 competing in different categories. The winners were chosen by film critics Rajeev Masand and Sarita Tanwar, fashion designer Manish Malhotra and talk show host Koel Purie Rinchet, and were announced on the season finale of the episode, which aired on 17 April 2011 on STAR One and STAR World.
- Best Dressed (Male): Hrithik Roshan
- Best Dressed (Female): Kareena Kapoor
- Best Debut (Male): Ranbir Kapoor
- Best Debut (Female): Sonam Kapoor
- Best Performance (Male): Shahrukh Khan
- Best Performance (Female): Deepika Padukone
- Best Rapid Fire (Male): Saif Ali Khan
- Best Rapid Fire (Female): Kareena Kapoor
- Best Episode (Critics): Deepika Padukone & Sonam Kapoor
- Best Episode (Popular): Priyanka Chopra & Shahid Kapoor
Fourth season of Koffee with Karan commenced on 1 December 2013, airing every Sunday at 9pm (IST) on STAR World India.
|Episode 1||1 December||Salman Khan & Salim Khan|
|Episode 2||8 December||Kareena Kapoor Khan & Ranbir Kapoor|
|Episode 3||15 December||Aamir Khan & Kiran Rao|
|Episode 4||22 December||Ranveer Singh & Arjun Kapoor|
|TBA||TBA||Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan & Alia Bhatt|
|TBA||TBA||Madhuri Dixit & Juhi Chawla|
|TBA||TBA||Priyanka Chopra & Deepika Padukone|
|TBA||TBA||Freida Pinto & Nargis Fakhri|
|TBA||TBA||Farhan Akhtar & Vidya Balan|
|TBA||TBA||Aditya Roy Kapur & Shraddha Kapoor|
|TBA||TBA||Farah Khan & Abhishek Bachchan|
|TBA||TBA||Shahid Kapoor & Sonakshi Sinha|
|TBA||TBA||Shahrukh Khan & Kajol|
1. Salman Khan & Salim Khan made their first-ever appearance on the show.
2. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Vidya Balan make their first appearances on the show after their marriage with Saif Ali Khan and Siddharth Roy Kapur respectively.
3. Aamir Khan & Kiran Rao make their first-ever appearance for the show.
4. Freida Pinto & Nargis Fakhri make their first-ever appearance on the show.
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