Akshay to chat with Karan over 'Koffee' for the first time

‘Koffee with Karan’, the celebrity chat show in its fourth season on Star World, hosted by Karan Johar has already been making news with the new ensemble of stars on the celeb couch and grabbing viewer attention with the explosive statements the guests have been making. The show has seen newer guests on the list who have never made it before. After actors Salman Khan and Aamir Khan, it is Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar’s turn to grace Karan Johar’s chat show couch. The episode is to be shot next week.

So why hasn’t Akshay been seen on the show before? Akshay and Karan Johar haven’t been known to share a great rapport with each other. This changed recently with Akshay signing a film for Karan’s production house and bridging the equation between them.

On probing more into the matter, a source from the channel divulged, ‘Karan has asked Akshay and his wife Twinkle, who is a close friend of his, to be his guests on the show. While Twinkle has made it clear that she doesn’t want to appear on the show, Akshay has agreed and will be the only guest on the show.’

Karan Johar, confirming the news said, ‘Yes, Akshay is coming on my show. He is shooting with me tomorrow. I am exceptionally thrilled to have him on the show.’

So what are Akshay’s views on this? Although Akshay was not available for comment, a source close to him said, ‘He is not comfortable with gossiping about his co-stars and talking about his personal life on national TV.’ He further added that Akshay was not sure whether the show was his cup of tea as he steers clear of controversy and does not provide interesting gossip which according to him, the show demanded. It required a lot of convincing to get him on board. The source, vouching for Akshay’s integrity said that throughout his 20 year old career, Akshay has never commented on any actor or actress. Apparently, Akshay joked saying he is a boring and non controversial guy and may not be apt for the show. Nevertheless, he has agreed to appear on the show for Karan’s sake as a host and his new friend in Bollywood.

Unlike Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao or Salman Khan and Salim Khan, Akshay will be coming solo to the show. It will be an interesting event to look out for as we watch Karan trying to elicit sensational information from his evasive guest!