Koffee with Karan Episode Review: John & Bipasha

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Karan Johar, one of India’s finest directors turned chat-show host in late 2004 inviting a number of Bollywood stars to have a cup of ‘Koffee’ with him! Those who graced the show with their presence were Shahrukh Khan-Kajol, Amitabh Bachchan-Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta-Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor-Rani Mukerji, Bipasha Basu-Lara Dutta and John Abraham-Vivek Oberoi just to name a few.

Due to the huge success of the first season, the talented director, producer, fashion designer and chat-show host returned in full force with Season 2 that went on air on February 11th this year. Although some of the guests from last season went unchanged such as Shahrukh Khan (but of course!), Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and so on, we also got to see a number of new faces on the show. Some of them include Mallika Sherawat (who was the butt of jokes last season), Rakhi Sawant (who has been the butt of jokes THIS season!), Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor and Ritesh Deshmukh.

This past week we saw none other than Bollywood’s hottest couple John Abraham and Bipasha Basu sipping some coffee with Karan. The duo shared interesting stories about their past and how they started from scratch which is why they are both very proud of each other’s and their own success respectively. John related a funny little anecdote about how he used to sell pamphlets at airports and even had some people throwing the pamphlets back on his face!

Obviously, Karan was interested in knowing about Bipasha’s toned look in Dhoom 2 and they did have quite a chat about it. Another hot topic of discussion was the extensively scrutinized John-Bipasha relationship. Karan asked them whether there are any rocky moments at all to which Bipasha very wisely replied that ‘A relationship is not a relationship if there are no bumps’. Needless to say, the two are still going strong after 5 years!

Coming to the most entertaining parts of the show –‘The Koffee with Karan Compatibility Quiz’ and of course the famous rapid fire round! For the first segment, John was asked to leave the set while Bipasha braced herself, trying her level best to answer questions about her boyfriend. Once that was done, John was called back to compare their answers and undoubtedly they did very well, getting only one answer wrong. Interestingly, the answer that they got wrong was to do with which Hollywood face John finds desirable. Bipasha answered ‘Angelina Jolie’ while John said it was Penelope Cruz. He also shared with us a hilarious incident that took place at the Toronto Film Festival where he was showing girls the ‘J-Stitch’ on his ‘John Abraham Brand’ jeans (For safety reasons, I cannot mention where the ‘J-Stitch’ is haha! You will have to watch the show for yourself!), and Penelope Cruz walked over because she wanted to know what it was! This was one of the funniest parts of the show.

Moving over to the rapid fire round, both stars did extremely well although Bipasha was one step ahead and hence, was the winner of the coffee hamper! As usual, Karan’s questions were tricky and mischievous, trying to get as much as he can out of John and Bipasha about stars they don’t exactly get along with (Such as Salman, Kareena and Amisha). In fact, according to me, what made Bipasha win the hamper was one answer of hers that stood out. When asked about what comes to mind first when she thinks about Kareena Kapoor, Bips promptly replied ‘Too many expressions’. It may be noted that on this season’s Kareena-Shahid episode, when Kareena was asked about John, her answer was ‘expressionless’. Looks like Bips was waiting to get back at Kareena for that, way to go Bipasha!! (Yes, I am not a Kareena fan) I’m guessing Karan loved Bipasha’s response since he is always in search of some ‘masala-filled’ answers from his guests!

The final segment of the show contained some super cute and spicy moments when Karan went to the general public (Read: Aunties and Uncles) for their take on John and Bipasha individually. When asked for their opinions on Bipasha, the uncle’s (I call them so because majority of them were above 35 and balding) had a standard answer – “hot, sexy, hot, sexy, hot, sexy”. Bips’ reaction to this was priceless, she even covered her face at one point of time, thoroughly embarrassed by all the praise she was getting! Then it was time for the aunties (again, majority of them were probably above 30, but not balding) who were shown pictures from John’s calendar (where he is hardly clothed *drool*) and then asked for their take on John. The answers went something like ‘hot, sexy, cute smile and dimples, Italian God, nice body’ and so on. I reckon this proves that John and Bipasha are without a doubt the hottest and sexiest couple of Bollywood!

Overall, it was a fantastic show. Both John and Bips really complement each other well and I’m sure, like me, fans of this jodi wish them all the best and hope to see them at the altar in the near future. Cheers to this sizzling couple, and thank you to KJo for bringing them together on Koffee with Karan!

Rating: 4/5

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