MUMBAI: Karan Johar returns to the small screen next month with a fresh season of his weekly celebrity chat show Koffee with Karan.
Star India will telecast the entire series simultaneously on Star One and Star World, starting 11 February at 9 pm. The guest list this time round, will not be restricted to the entertainment industry, but will also feature names from the sports and corporate world.
“It’s great to be back. I have tried to make the show more irreverent, more tongue-in-cheek, more fun and I am sure everyone will have fun watching it. The guests on my show will include a lot of my friends from the first season, but in unusual combinations and will also feature big names from the corporate and sports world,” says Johar.
About the guests, Johar says, “Some of the celeb-combos this season will be the trio of Kajol, Rani and Shah Rukh in the opening episode, which I will shoot tomorrow (20 January). The Krrish jodi of Priyanka and Hrithik, Mira Nair and Tabu who worked together in The Namesake, Sanjay Dutt and Priya Dutt, Shahid Kapoor, Kareena and Karisma, John and Bipasha, Jaya Bachchan and Hema Malini who are both MPs and homemakers, Vijay Mallya and Shobha De.”
Johar says he has introduced interesting concepts and celeb combos this time, like shooting his first ever solo celeb chat with Richard Gere, and a combo featuring unusual combinations like Mallika Sherawat and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
After the telecast of the episodes on television, DVD packs of the same will be available for sale all across the world. In the US, says a company release, the episodes will be available for download on Star’s official website www.indya.com for a price of $2.99 per episode.