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Johar speaks on Koffee with Karan

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By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Saturday, February 17, 2007

The guests on the second show of Koffee With Karan's second season are the lead pair of Krrish - Priyanka Chopra and Hrithik Roshan.

Here, the director talks about his favourite moments on the show, about gorging on goodies from the hamper and choosing SRK over everything else. Read on.

What's new about KWK ?
It has a thinner me (laughs), a new set, people in new combinations with lots of fun.

On the last episode, Kajol said SRK is your favorite. Comment.

Yes. I will always be partial to Shah Rukh. Even during Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kajol would complain that I was being partial to Shah Rukh as I would call her early before him.

This time, having the three of them on KWK was like going back to the KKKH days. It was lots of fun.

Did you have to act as a referee between Kajol and Rani?
No, not at all! I didn't have to get into that space. I had Shah Rukh to do that. He plonked himself right in the middle and managed them both. I am not the referee - I am the captain of the ship!

Have you ever been tempted to take the hamper home?
Yes and I have done it this time. I ate up all the cookies first and then ran an extra mile on the treadmill.

The hamper is much bigger than last time and has even an electronic gizmo from Apple. There are some lovely goodies like chocolates and biscuits too.

What do you enjoy and hate the most about KWK?
I love doing the show apart from the fact that I get paid for talking. The thing that I hate is staring at myself. I don't like looking at myself though seeing me posing all the time, you wouldn't believe that!

Which episode in the second season has touched your heart?
Sanju's (Sanjay Dutt with sister Priya) episode. Sanju's had such a tough life and endured so much and yet he always has a smile on his face.

There is something so endearing and emotional in him. It makes you want to reach out and give him a huge hug for the troubled times he has gone through.

Where's the Lie-O-Meter?
Yes it's very much there. Mad things happen during the Priyanka-Hrithik episode when they tell a lie!

The big moments on KWK?
Every episode. Getting Mallika Sherawat was a big moment. She and Sanjay Bhansali spoke so well. The SRK-Rani-Kajol one is also one of my favorites.

Then there's the one with 5 directors - Rakeysh Mehra, Rakesh Roshan, Raju Hirani, Kunal Kohli and myself where we all sat and chatted about films, the Jaya Bachchan and Hema Malini episode together. They are both such wonderful achievers and mothers....

What did you miss most about KWK when it was off air?
I didn't miss the show. I missed making movies, so I went back and made KANK. I am glad I did that and now I am looking for a film to make again.

I am currently in Los Angeles doing research for my next film. I love my dual persona and the fact that there is no stopping in life for me to take a break.

How does your mom (Hiroo Johar) find KWK?
She is very happy to see me on screen as she gets to stare at me for a whole hour. Both mom and me have one regret - that dad (Yash Johar) never lived to see KWK.

He was my biggest fan and was so proud of anything that I did. He would have loved KWK.

Have you had any awkward moments on KWK?
Darling, I have never been awkward in my life. I might have made people feel awkward but it's never me.

Your wishlist for KWK?
Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi...

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