Filmmaker Karan Johar is back on the coffee couch! Season 7 of Koffee With Karan which premiered earlier in July on Disney+ Hotstar. Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani co-stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor-Sara Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar-Samantha Ruth Prabhu have already appeared on the new season. Speaking to Bollywood Hungama prior to the premiere of Koffee With Karan 7, Karan quickly touched upon the ongoing topic of how he has now become the “Sima Taparia” (famous Indian matchmaker) to many in the industry, who is bringing people together.
“They made me sound like I am some wedding planner or a matchmaker,” Karan jokingly said. “It’s literally like they made me into Sima Taparia, bringing people together. I am like these are all friends. And yes, I connect with the younger lot for my own selfish reasons because I feel that they give me an insight, from their lifestyle and what they wear, what they listen to, how they speak, how they handle their relationships, it’s always giving me ideas.”
In a way, in the past seasons, Sara Ali Khan mentioned she would like to date Kartik Aaryan and eventually dated him during the filming of Love Aaj Kal. Katrina Kaif had said that she and Vicky Kaushal would look good together and they eventually ended up marrying each other last year in December.
On the professional front, Karan Johar returns to direction with Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. The film stars Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi. He will also direct an action film which will begin production in April 2023.