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Adgully Exclusive | Coffee and conversations with KJo

Hushed secrets, curious gossips, lots of laugh and the high intensity friendly talk. It is the couch that doesn't give the A-listers of Bollywood those jittery pangs, it is where they sit and sip a cup of coffee with some good conversation. And the man who makes it all possible is none other than Karan Johar.

A director, movie producer, TV show host and a "good friend" to almost everybody in Bollywood, Karan Johar has managed each of this with equal poise. His movies are as appreciated and talked about as his presentational skills of indulging in a heart-to-heart talk with the most watched faces of our big screen and the small screen.

While his witty rapid fire round became a rage that audiences glued onto, the Koffee Hamper became bigger with every passing season trying to woo the stars on the show to give some very frank answers. The show has had two successful seasons with lots of shared opinions and joyous moments, and this time KJo is back with his coffee conversations and with a promise to "reveal some more secrets".

Koffee With Karan is back in its third season on Star World and this time it will have celebrities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan, Raju Hirani, Farah Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Imitiaz Ali and Deepika Padukone.

Adgully caught up with the man himself and spoke to him about the new season of his chat show.

Karan further adds that he doesn't care about ratings and the fact that the show is a English language show on a English General Entertainment Channel, it cannot really compete with other shows across the Hindi GECs. "I think Koffee With Karan is largely a perception success because there is a certain urban tune in and an equal amount of talk about the show as much as other shows across GECs. We are not in the ratings game at all," he says.

Talking about the show's key USP Karan says that it is the comfort with which the stars sit and answer questions. According to him, for an audience it is a voyeuristic feeling because it is almost like over hearing a lounge-chat between friends.

When asked if TV is an integral part of his life, Karan contends, "I do not watch TV at all, I watch a lot of American shows but I don't watch a lot of television. But my mother is an avid viewer, so everytime I am having dinner with her I am subjected to some of the television."

It's not always that the guests feel uncomfortable answering something, but the host might be nervous thinking about the possible reaction too. Karan acknowledges this and says, "I was very nervous when I had Rakhi Sawant coming on the show, because it was the only time when I was doing a show where I did not know the guest at all. I thought that she will just be over-powering but it turned out to be a fun episode."

While signing off we ask the man with abundance of coffee-table tales that how does he like his coffee? And prompt comes his reply-"milky and sweet".

The coffee bag will spill soon revealing some wonderfully spirited coffee beans and some secrets along the way too. So to all the coffee conversations, witty replies, and a Koffee hamper that has just got bigger with an iPad and a Blackberry Torch '"Just spill it over!" | By Prabha Hegde [prabha(at)adgully.com]

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