Koffee with Karan Season 5 Episode Two: Husband Akshay Kumar and host Karan Johar take up their seats as Twinkle Khanna made her first ever appearance on the small screen. Twinkle was on fire and stole the show completely because of her up-front answers and correct balance of humor and intelligence.
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This one should go down as the best episode in the history of Koffee with Karan! The bond between Akshay and Twinkle and the fun rapport they share with Karan is apparent right from the first frame. But Tina really did steal the show in this one. From revealing about Dimple Khanna’s first thought on Akshay was that he was gay to almost getting arrested for unbuttoning his husband’s jeans on the Levi’s show. It took Karan Johar 5 seasons to get her bestie Twinkle Khanna to agree to come on his chat show. And boy was it worth the wait!! Mrs. Funnybones was in her element and every word she uttered had the potential of a potboiler.
Marriages like Akshay and Tina’s are hard to come by – they are best of friends and there are many moments in the forty-minute show where you’re left wanting a bond as beautiful as theirs. When Akshay sings the Frank Sinatra composition ‘Strangers in the Night’, it’s nothing short of swoon worthy. He claimed to practice this song for a whole month just to surprise his ladylove. According to him, famous musician Raghav Sachar helped him all this while and also accompanied him in the show with the Saxophone. It was surreal and even made Karan dance with Akshay as he sang the classic song. Akshay even goes on to say he owes his entire career to his lady luck – to which Tina’s explanation is that she had threatened him she would not have a second child unless he started doing more sensible films!
Twinkle certainly is outspoken as she made some pretty hilarious and bold statements. Twinkle revealed that, apart from her handsome husband, John Abraham is who she finds hot in the film industry. She explained, “I like tall, strong, jock type men who don’t talk too much. Works.” The episode is littered with sexual references, as you would expect with Mrs. Funnybones. And once the rapid fire round begins, there’s no looking back. From calling Akshay ‘built to last’ to talking about his ‘extra inches’ (She tries to explain this off as his large feet but we know better *wink*) and talking about women not being faucets that can be ‘turned on’, there’s never a dull moment with her! She also has no qualms about referring to Karan Johar’s alleged sexuality, with multiple references to his interest in men and Article 377!!
Twinkle kept on taking Karan’s case throughout the show. Karan, while wrapping up Koffee with Karan’s 2nd episode, asked Twinkle about her experience to be on the show after refusing so many times. Mrs. Funnybones answer to this was,” When I watch the show, I’m sure I’ll find it better than that hostage video of yours.” She was referring to the video which was released by Karan Johar because of his over controversial film, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Some of her fun-quotient rubs off on Akshay too and together they make for an evening of pure fun and laughter.