Karan Johar, a multifaceted figure in the Indian entertainment industry, is back with his much-anticipated talk show, Koffee with Karan Season 8. This season promises an exciting lineup, including appearances by Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rohit Shetty, Ajay Devgn, Sunny Deol, and other renowned personalities. However, despite the star-studded roster, notable absences will be felt as A-listers Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor have declined the invitation to grace the Koffee with Karan Season 8 couch.
Koffee With Karan Season 8: Here’s a glimpse at the celebrities who won’t be seen and their reasons:
Joining the list of refusals, Kartik Aaryan declined the invite due to shyness and hesitancy in responding to Johar’s controversial questions, as reported by Times of India. However, the actor and director are said to have plans for a future collaboration on a movie.
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Despite Karan Johar’s attempts, Ranbir Kapoor, as revealed in an interaction with Bollywood Hungama, has steadfastly declared his reluctance to feature on the show. Johar disclosed Kapoor’s jest about never appearing on Koffee with Karan, expressing hopes of convincing him for the next season. Kapoor, known for his off-screen chats at Johar’s home, seems to prefer keeping his conversations away from the camera.
Anushka Sharma politely declined due to discomfort discussing her private life, including her marriage to Virat Kohli and their daughter Vamika, in a public setting, as cited in a report by Times of India. Focused on personal aspects, Sharma’s upcoming venture includes the biographical sports drama, “Chakda ‘Xpress,” based on the life of former Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami.
The veteran actor Salman Khan, gearing up for his much-anticipated espionage thriller “Tiger 3,” has also declined the offer, uncomfortable with discussing his personal life in the public domain, mentioned in Times of India. Notably, Khan was the first guest on the fourth season of Koffee with Karan in 2013-14.
Shah Rukh Khan:
The ever-charismatic Shah Rukh Khan, last seen in the show’s fifth season, won’t be making an appearance in Season 8, as confirmed by Karan Johar in an interaction with Hindustan Times. Johar acknowledged Khan’s preference for privacy, emphasizing the need to respect the actor’s silence, both as fans and filmmakers.
Koffee with Karan Season 8 promises an exciting array of guests and conversations, although the absence of these top-tier celebrities leaves fans curious about the untold stories and secrets that could have unfolded on Karan Johar’s infamous couch.
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