Karan Johar’s Koffee With Karan Season 7 premiered on July 7. Actors Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh sat on the now famous Koffee couch as the first guests on the first episode of the celebrity chat show streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. The filmmaker has been busy promoting the show. In a recent interview, Karan talked about which actors he would cast in the roles of Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji, if his film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai were to be remade today. Read more: Sara Ali Khan Wants to Star in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Remake Starring Janhvi Kapoor, Vijay Deverakonda

Karan made his directorial debut with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998. The hit film featured a love triangle with Shah Rukh, who played the role of college sweetheart Rahul, Kajol, who was his best friend Anjali, and their friend Tina, played by Rani. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai won the trophies for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress at Filmfare Awards 1999.

When Karan was asked to share which actors could feature the iconic characters if the film got a remake, the filmmaker told The Times of India: “I’d say Ranveer (Singh), Alia (Bhatt) and Janhvi (Kapoor Alia would play Kajol, Janhvi would play hottie – Rani from university – and Ranveer would be Shah Rukh.”

Alia and Ranveer will star together in the 2023 film Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, directed by Karan. The actors were first seen together in the 2019 film Gully Boy. Janhvi made her acting debut with the Karan Johar-backed romantic drama Dhadak in 2018.

Karan returned to hosting duties with the latter Coffee With Karan season after more than three years. Its last episode in season 6 featured actors Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra as guests. On Saturday, the filmmaker shared via Instagram that the first episode of Koffee With Karan season 7 garnered the highest first-day viewership of any show on the OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar.


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