Sourav Ganguly to have 'Koffee with Karan'
The star cricketer could soon become the first non-film personality to feature on the popular chat show.tv Updated:
Star cricketer Sourav Ganguly could soon become the first non-film personality to be having "Koffee with Karan", a popular chat show hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar.
The episode featuring former India captain Ganguly, who is on a much talked about comeback trail, could be recorded before he leaves with the team to the West Indies for the World Cup March 1, said reliable sources.
Johar has already announced that he would be inviting non-film personalities in the second season of the chat show but has not disclosed any names.
The sources told IANS that Johar and Ganguly met not long ago and the filmmaker told him that he would be inviting him to feature in his programme.
"When the two met, possibly for the first time, they exchanged mobile numbers and Johar told him that he would be inviting non-film personalities to his show," said a close aide.
"Ganguly agreed to Johar's idea, and he could be seen talking to him over a cup of coffee on the sets."
Ganguly made a comeback to the national team after 10 months when he joined the squad in South Africa late last year, and has been performing consistently since. His success has again raised his profile, with sponsors who had deserted him reportedly seeking to sign him again.
Ganguly, now 34, has amassed 10,470 runs in 286 one-day internationals at an average of 41.22 and 5,435 in 91 Tests at 40.86. He has also hit 22 centuries in one-dayers and 12 in Test matches.
First Published: Feb 24, 2007 16:06 IST