Negative banter is just a mirage, says director Karan Johar who celebrity show ‘Tell Everyone’ Coffee with Karan She was ridiculed and trolled on social media and sparked a lot of controversy inside and outside the industry as well.
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“There was a lot of hate on social media in general towards Bollywood at one point and ‘Koffee with Karan’ came out as one of the targets…but I knew until then that this was all hypothetical, it’s not real. It’s not really the truth because if The reason why Disney + Hotstar wanted to do the show Why would the actors want to appear on the show?
“Why would I still be interested in doing that? I think we were all aligned. That’s why we realized that all this negative banter was just a mirage. It didn’t really exist. Nothing at all,” Johar told PTI in an interview here.
“How can you suddenly start hating Bollywood, something I’ve loved for over 100 years?” asked the director. He said that the negative wave had never worried Johar because he knew that this too would pass.
He regained his faith when audiences returned to theaters to watch movies after spending months confined at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
“And then there were movies that started doing very well. You realize people were watching TV and movies. They came back when they really wanted to. When that was happening, what’s the hate then?” he added.
Gohar said anonymous and anonymous trolls need to realize that the hate they spread on social media “isn’t a real feeling.”
“You can only hate when you feel miserable or when you are a hater. From Bollywood to bananas, you can hate everything. But at the end of the day, this hate is not a real feeling. It is just out of people’s frustration and anger. I just hope these people realize The nameless and the nameless, and those who spread negativity, that it all comes back to them, to bite them, and not sting us.”
The USP of Koffee with Karan has been her ability to offer a rare and intimate peek into the off-screen dynamics of the movie industry, but there have been instances where things have gotten out of hand for the guests as well as the host.
From Kangana Ranaut calling the core of the industry’s “banner-bearer of nepotism”, Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s digs into Ranbir Kapoor’s affairs to cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul land themselves in trouble for their hateful comments about women, their jokes and the comments of the stars on the show often making headlines.
Johar, who has been hosting the show since its first season in 2004, admitted that celebrities often practice self-censorship when they take the sofa.
However, the director said that Koffee With Karan is working on the “ambiance” of the stars, and not on the controversies. “They censor themselves, but the idea is to try to create joy even out of it. It’s never about answers, or excitement, or controversy. It’s about liveliness. That’s what the show is all about.”
There were reports that the director had planned to bring together Al Khan – Shahrukh, Salman and Amir – as special guests to close the season, which would have been the trio’s first joint appearance on the chat show. But it turned out to be a huge task even for someone like Johar.
“Getting the Three Khans is impossible. I can’t make it happen, I don’t admit I can. I can’t get two of them together, forget three.”
Season 7 of Koffee With Karan will air on Disney + Hotstar on July 7.