Karan Johar, the director, has spoken about his chat show Koffee with Karan, describing it as a “cringe binge” and “guilty pleasure viewing.” Karan stated in a new interview that while viewers will watch the show, they will also criticise it. Karan went on to say that he has been chastised for the show over the years and that he does not take it seriously. He also questioned why the audience took it seriously.
Karan Johar hosts Koffee with Karan, which premiered on November 19, 2004. Since then, the show has aired for six seasons. In 2007, it also received an Indian Television Academy Award for Best Talk Show and Best Talk Show Anchor for Karan.
Karan told reporters, “Everything that is fun and frivolous always overshadows the intent and real.” So I’ve figured it out. I’ve learned to think to myself, ‘Yeah, it’s a cringe binge.’ It’s a guilty pleasure to watch. It’s time to go. It’s silly; call it whatever you want as long as you watch it.’ If you found some intensity in between and focused on words that aren’t controversial or sensational, that’s fantastic. I see a huge upside, but I’m not expecting it because I know, as a filmmaker, I’m not taken seriously by intellectuals, and even people who watch television will find this a guilty pleasure. Everyone will be watching it, but critisize it as well.