Karan Johar details ‘Boring’ KWK Episode with Richard Gere

Karan Johar revealed that his ‘Koffee With Karan’ episode with Hollywood star Richard Gere was the “most boring” one.

Karan Johar details 'Boring' KWK Episode with Richard Gere f

"I swear, at one point I thought I was going to pass out"

Karan Johar said that in his opinion, the Koffee With Karan episode with Richard Gere was the “most boring” one in the show’s history.

The show has been running since 2004 and in 2007, Richard Gere became the first international celebrity to be a guest.

However, Karan has now revealed that he is not a fan of the episode.

At  the Express Adda event, Ananya Panday asked Karan:

“What was the most boring Koffee With Karan episode and you can’t say mine because you are only taking shots at me.”

Karan replied: “Oh dear! It was… so it was Richard Gere.

“I swear, at one point I thought I was going to pass out… it got very intense.

“It was the first Hollywood celebrity we had, and I hope I never meet him and he never sees this, but it was deathly boring.”

Richard Gere was a guest on season two, episode 15 of Koffee With Karan, which aired in May 2007.

The pair discussed Richard’s experiences in India, AIDS awareness as well as the humanitarian work done by various Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities.

During the show, the Pretty Woman star expressed his admiration for Bipasha Basu, telling Karan:

“I can tell you she (Bipasha) is very sexy and hot. Yeah, she is terrific and very bright too.”

Opening up about Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani, Karan Johar said the film is an expression of his pent-up anger.

He said: “In those days, there was no term that was about your sexual orientation.

“There was this word ‘pansy’, and it got stuck in my head. Then I was overweight. I seek refuge in food because I could not handle this term that was thrown at me when I went out and met boys, girls from other schools.

“It was traumatising. I was raised to be this kind of person by my parents and I don’t want to apologise for it to anybody.”

“And I think this film is an expression of that.

This film is a lot of me rebelling, not only my childhood but there is a latent anger that you build with what has happened in the last couple of years and then you have a way of saying that ‘nothing else matters but your individuality’.”

When asked who he would cast in Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi’s roles if he were to remake the film in 35 years’ time, Karan said:

“Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.”

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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