This Sunday will mark the end of Koffee With Karan 3. The season, that lasted for 26 episodes, could well be Bollywood chat show’s last. At least that’s what host, filmmaker and fashion designer Karan Johar implies when he says, "We should leave Koffee With Karan where it is. Every show must have a finite run, and should end on a great note. We’ve had three successful seasons. Instead of doing another, I’d like the audience to let me move on and remember me as the host of these unforgettable editions."
The Season finale will have Karan hosting the Koffee Awards. Though he’s happy with Season 3’s run, he does admit that he wanted to interview Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Simi Garewal. "Things fell through at the last minute. Everyone made a fuss about Salman asking me for money, but that’s not how it was," he says. "I do believe in charitable causes and he didn’t arm-twist me for it. His date diary was choc-a-bloc."
Next month, Simi’s chat show, India’s Most Desirable, is expected to take the slot that currently is occupied by Karan’s show. "I’ve heard lovely things about it. I believe they’ve shot a few episodes too. She’s a mother figure and inspiration for a lot of us, including me. I really look up to her and wish her luck," he smiles.
When asked which episode would he call his favourite, Karan beams that it is his best buddy Shah Rukh Khan’s. "That was the first time in three seasons that I got teary eyed on my show. He’s too close to my heart. Shah Rukh is my favourite guest of all time," he adds.
But this isn’t the filmmaker’s last innings on the tube, as he promises to return: “I have a great partnership with Star. So, I’ll be back with a brand new show next year. Till we figure what it will be, everyone else can sip some coffee.”