You can love it or hate it, but you cannot ignore the juiciest gossip show of Bollywood spills, Koffee with Karan season 7. After making the audience wait for two long years, Kjo's show comes back with a bang, with its first guests Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh. Koffee with Karan episode 1 became all about family relationships, bonding, and profound realisations. The show did have some memorable moments, but I missed the episodes when the show had more risky questions.
There were some serious conversations about the previous controversies with some secrets and lots of giggles. There were discussions about love and loss. The host brought exciting development about Alia's life and how Singh's 'nepo bias' remark and the demonization of the Hindi film industry over the previous two years were discussed threadbare.
You can immediately see how great the new set is when the camera zooms in on it. The space is lined with tall columns, moody chandelier lighting, and an impressive entryway with a plush red couch in the foreground. Even Karan's clothing appears more stylish than it did last season.
It was a good first episode because there was a lot of comedy and drama. Alia's candour and Ranveer's energy were undoubtedly enjoyable. The Koffee craziness began with Karan giving Alia and Ranveer a warm welcome. As they settled in, the discussion veered in different directions, touching on everything from Alia's time spent with the Kapoor family during the pandemic to her romantic proposal and wedding to Ranbir Kapoor.
The Brahmastra star also discussed how she dealt with the death of her "uncle" Rishi Kapoor, the moment Ranbir proposed to her, and her wedding day when all she wanted was for the ceremony to end before dusk so that she could take pictures during the golden hour. The actor also described how her wedding took place at her home in the manner she had always desired. Before spilling all the beans about the big proposal, that would make you go aww, we suggest you catch the full episode.
As always, Ranveer Singh was unapologetic and honest. He talked openly about improving his bond with Padukone's parents. He went all out at the Koffee Bingo, doing everything on the list, including having a sex playlist and making out in a vanity van.
Ranveer gave some exciting insiders like how straightforward Deepika's parents are, unlike his family. The exciting part is that the very own bombshell of Bollywood Ranveer has a different wardrobe for his visits to his in-laws. This, against his bold and (sometimes zany) style includes plain shirts with simple denim.
If we talk about the friendship and bond we saw over the conversation between the stars. Alia and Ranveer discussed how strong and devoted they are to one another. According to Alia, Ranveer is a very "sensitive and caring person" who claimed beneath the vibrant and glitzy exterior.
Ranveer remembered the time when Alia struggled while filming Gangubai Kathiawadi and how they became close because of their shared experience working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
This year, we see a more sensitive side of the host. But he doesn't avoid expressing that Bollywood was 'attacked' over the past two years. He pulls a Taylor Swift as he ridicules how individuals call him 'Gayjo' or use snake emoticons close to his name. But he probably won't be in that frame of mind to work up many discussions this time. Alia Bhatt and Karan Johar's off-screen fellowship was noticeable on the show also. It was obvious the way that KJo knew nearly everything about Bhatt's coveted romantic life.
As the Koffee is just about to be brewed, we hope to find KJo pursuing the individual path of stars and more gossip out. More celebs like Janhvi Kapoor, Ananya Pandey, Sara Ali Khan, and Shahid Kapoor and debutants from Hindi south cinema such as Deverakonda would be seen on subsequent episodes on Disney plus Hotstar.