10 Koffee With Karan Controversies: From Nasty Comments to Nepotism Debate

Koffee With Karan Controversies

Bollywood’ ace filmmaker Karan Johar is set to come back with the 7th season of his popular talk show Koffee With Karan after delivering 6 successful seasons over the period of 18 years.

The show aired its debut season in 2004 on Star World and the last season premiered in October 2018. All the 6 seasons aired on Star World.

Now, from this year the show’s makers have brought a slight change in the telecasting medium and that is instead of being broadcast on a TV channel, the upcoming season will be released via direct OTT streaming on Disney+Hotstar from July 7, 2022.

KWK is all about gossip, opinions and Masala talks. It is popular because, in every episode our favorite star throughout the show talks about their personal and professional lives. The fans get to know many things about these stars.

However, many times the show got involved in controversies due to explosive statements and snarky comments from the celebrity guests. So here we compile  a list of controversies that occurred on the show over the years.

1- Kareena Kapoor’s taunt on Priyanka Chopra

In one of the episodes of Koffee With Karan Season 3 Kareena Kapoor came with her husband, (then boyfriend) Saif Ali Khan on the show. While answering one of the questions asked by KJo, Bebo said that she wanted to ask Priyanka Chopra- where she got that accent?.

In another episode of the same season of the show on which PeeCee entered with Shahid Kapoor gave a savage reply of Kareena’s taunt on her and said she got her accent from the same place her boyfriend got it from.

After many years of squabbles, both heroines appeared on Koffee with Karan season 6 together, eager to win the hamper and laugh at their old clips.

2- Hardik Pandya’s Controversial Remark

One of the most controversial episodes of Koffee with Karan was when two of the famous cricketers of Indian Cricket  Team Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul came onto the show.and talked about how they used to treat girls and how they talked about their virginity in front of their parents.

In that show while asking answering a question Hardik passed some sexiest remarks against women. He was proudly talking about how he lost his virginity and how he used to pick up girls and talk to his parents about all these things, showing how cool he is with his family members.

After the episode was telecast, both the cricketers faced harsh criticism from people and even got dropped by BCCI for fes games. Later, they apologized for their remarks after facing the backlash.

3- Deepika Padukone Took a Dig at Ranbir Kapoor

On one of the episode of KWK Season 3, Deepika Padukon and Sonam Kapoor appeared together. They had a lot of fun conversations and made a lot of controversial disclosures.

Replying to the question asked by Karan Johar that what brand Ranbir Kapoor should endorse, Deepika promptly replied “A Condom Brand”. She also said that Ranbir should work on his boyfriend skills. However, to damage control the actress later said that it was a joke.

 4- Kangana Ranaut’s Nepotism Remark

It was Koffee with Karan season 5 in the year 2017 when Kangana came on Karan’s talk show for the first time along with Saif Ali Khan.

During a rapid fire round, KJo asked Kangna who in the movie industry has given her an unnecessary attitude to which she replied “I think you Karan”, leaving the filmmaker totally stunned. She accused Karan of being a flagbearer of Nepotism and a movie mafia.

5- Emraan Hashmi on Aishwarya Rai and Shraddha Kapoor

Emraan Hashmi appeared on the fourth season of Koffee With Karan. He was accompanied by his uncle and ace-filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. During a rapid fire round while being asked the question of what comes to his mind when he hears the name Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, he replied “Plastic”.

While replying to the same question in context of Shraddha Kapoor, he said she should probably eat something. Emraan Hashmi’s bold answers sparked lots of controversies. Later in an interview, Emraan said, “It was a rapid-fire game so I just have to answer quickly and in flow, I have said certain things. I am sorry if someone is hurt.”

6- Alia Bhatt Mocked for Her General Knowledge

We all know tha Alia Bhatt is one of the most talented and promising actresses of Bollywood who has touched big heights in a short time. But we can’t deny the fact that she had been trolled many times for some silly things she said.

The series of trolling started back in December 2013, then Alia appeared in KWK with her SOTY co-stars Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan. During the rapid fire round, Karana asked her who is the President of India? to which she replied Prithviraj Chauhan.

After the episode was telecast, she was badly trolled for her general knowledge. Even in present times we see many memes on her where she is being trolled for low IQ.

7- Sonam Kapoor’s Stupid and Nasty Remark

Actress Sonam Kapoor is known for her controversial remarks for which she often makes headlines. While some call it her freedom of speech, others calls her dumb who speak anything without thinking for a while.

One of her remarks on Koffee With Karan attracted everyone’s attention and netizens called it a Silly and Nasty comment. In an episode of KWK she appeared with her father Anil Kapoor.

While replying to a question asked by Karan Johar that if Sonam is bothered that people don’t talk about her but other actresses in the acting department, she replied “The thing with the industry is that if you are not good looking, they think you are a good actor”.

8- Ranveer Singh’s Inappropriate Comments

Actor Ranveer Singh appeared in the KWK couch in 2010 with his Band Baaja Baraat co-star Anushka Sharma. During the segment he made an inappropriate comment on Anushka Sharma   and said “Do you want your ass pinched?”. In response Anushka Said “Don’t talk to me like that”.

In another season of KWK, he revealed too much information about him saying that he went from child to boy while watching Kareena Kapoor Swim.

9- Ranbir Kapoor & Ranveer Singh’s Jibe at Karan Johar

In one of the episodes of KWK, two dashing actors of the film industry, Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh appeared on the show together. The latter told host Karan Johar that his show is crazy saying “Where else do we get to talk shit”.

Following that Ranbir also repeated the same words. Later Ranveer asked Karan “Why don’t you carry yourself as a senior filmmaker?”

Karan was asked in an interview how it makes him feel when someone disparages his work. Despite what people may say, Karan said, “It really doesn’t bother me as I know that they are one who loves to come on the show for fun and fame.”

10- Tushar Kapoor’s Comment on Preity Zinta

Tushar Kapoor never gets involved in any controversy and tries to stay away from commenting on anything that creates controversy. However, when he appeared in one of the episodes of KWK, he ultimately got involved in one.

During a rapid fire segment, when Karan asked him which actress came to his mind when  he heard the word “Botox”, to which he replied Preity Zinta, which made the actress quite upset. Tushar had later apologized to Preity for his remarks.

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