Yet another season of Koffee With Karan came by and we have some debutants come in once again! This time around, it is Janhvi Kapoor, who made her big Bollywood debut with Dhadak alongside Ishaan Khatter. And accompanying her was her elder step-sibling Arjun Kapoor. Not surprisingly, the chat along with their family friend and ‘mentor’ Karan Johar dabbled along many topics ranging from changing dynamics in their family to relationship statuses and gave us deeper understanding of the camaraderie that these siblings share off screen.
After the initial introduction in Karan Johar style about the ‘2 States’ boy and the ‘Dhadak’ girl, we had the filmmaker bringing up the subject of what transpired between Janhvi Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor after the demise of Sridevi. Arjun Kapoor narrated about the person who was responsible for inspiring him to take this step which was his sister Anshula Kapoor. He also asserted that if his mother Mona would have been alive, she would have asked him to be there for their father under such tragic circumstances. On the other hand, Janhvi Kapoor confessed that she felt comforted by Arjun and Anshula’s presence in her life while undergoing the trauma of losing her mother.
While the serious talks soon ended, like Karan Johar would have liked to add, the next subject soon shifted to all the masala ones – the relationship, hook-ups etc. Well, Arjun Kapoor and Karan Johar had a gala time teasing their junior Janhvi Kapoor by constantly asking her about questions of her dating Ishaan Khatter. When Karan questioned her on the same, Arjun added fuel to the fire by stating that Ishaan is constantly around her ‘like a bee’ and also does stunts for her. Although initially Janhvi tried to defend the same, she soon gave up but stuck to the statement that they are ‘just good friends.’
Arjun Kapoor, on the other hand, ended the topic at ‘No, I am not single’, without divulging any names. However, the discussion took a serious turn when Arjun confessed that he is open to the idea of marriage and why the trauma of losing a Kapoor family member had changed his perception towards this institution and the need for family. He also revealed that he currently is enjoying stability of relationship and would like to retain a stable relationship in the future too. Karan Johar and Arjun Kapoor also took a mild dig at an impending wedding when the former revealed that he hasn’t received an invite to a certain Bollywood wedding right around the corner.
Amidst this, they also discussed about the secrets of each other where friends of both, Janhvi and Arjun spilled the beans about the siblings. Kunal Rawal, who is one of Arjun’s closest friends, maintained that Arjun was called Chaach during college days. To which, Arjun responded stating that it was Anil Kapoor who came up with the idea of calling him ‘Chaach’ a short form of Chachu! Arjun mentioned that Anil hated being called as ‘Chaachu’ and hence he decided to call Arjun by the same name. And that’s what transpired Chaach eventually. Also, Kunal had to add to that Arjun was someone who loved to give advice and guidance to people. One of the reasons why people call him ‘Chaach’! And of course, he made another embarrassing revelation about Nody Car Bed that Arjun was obsessed with for years together.
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On the other hand, Janhvi Kapoor’s friend Tanisha Santoshi [daughter of Rajkumar Santoshi] revealed another shocking secret about Janhvi. Her friend confessed that Janhvi is a low key cleptomaniac who loves to steal pebbles and fishes. To the same, Janhvi clarified on the story, saying that she had once taken fish from the pond of J W Marriott and taken it home because she found them cute. And during another time, she had found a dead fish which she found was very adorable and got it home. The revelation left Arjun in complete shock, who for some time, sat aloof from his sister after her friends called her ‘psycho’. Of course, all in good fun!
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A Rapid Fire round followed and obviously so, the competition had begun! While it was a cakewalk for the experience Arjun, Janhvi ended up giving answers for almost all questions that were thrown towards her. Rarely did we witness silence. Well, one of the answers that stood out during the rapid fire around was when Arjun Kapoor said that he would like to have Malaika Arora for a dance number because she was the one who started this trend with ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’. On the other hand, Janhvi chose Deepika over Katrina for sharing a room because she wanted to bond with the Southern beauty over South Indian songs.
Amongst her other answers, she also revealed that Rajkummar Rao is her first love and that she finds him extremely talented. Arjun Kapoor took on Karan Johar adding that Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is his guilty pleasure.
The game round was one of the most entertaining ones, with Janhvi and Arjun locked in a tie! And the tie breaker for them was Anshula Kapoor. The reason, well…. You will have to see the episode on who wins that one and takes away the hamper!