Ranveer Singh and Akshay Kumar’s bromance is a laugh riot : With each new episode of Koffee With Karan, comes a host of inside secrets, jokes, controversies, and tales that haven’t ever seen the light of the day. This episode is a particularly a special one as it brings to Karan Johar’s couch two mumma’s boys – Akshay Kumar and Ranveer Singh.
The episode begins with Karan sharing how he’s a mumma’s boy and will continue to be so. He reveals how his mother, Hiroo Johar, doubted his directorial skills and makes sure to “put him in place” every day of his life before he finally introduces the guests for the episode. Both Ranveer and Akshay enter with a zest like no other. All charged up, the duo dance their way to the show and also make Karan dance to the popular track Bholi Bhali Ladki. Instead of sitting comfortably in the couch, the two sit on top of it and make sure they get the viewers involved right from the beginning.
After Karan “curbs their enthusiasm”, they settle in the couch and he reveals why he’d zeroed down on this unique pairing. The incident that led Karan to invite them on his show together dates back to Ranveer’s childhood when he was all of 8-year-old and had a major fan-boy moment with Akshay on the sets of his film Keemat. After an excited Ranveer cites the entire incident, Akshay predicts that Ranveer will turn a director when he “grows up”.
On being asked about Akshay’s perception, Ranveer showers him with praise and says, “He’s the quintessential hero man, he’s Dr. Akshay Kumar, he’s Padma Shri Akshay Kumar, he’s going to run for PM Akshay Kumar, Akshay for President – it’s all about Akshay” and quips he’s fielding for his biopic.
Akshay then opens up about Ranveer and reveals that he’s exactly like him and pulls his leg saying when Ranveer is invited to a wedding, he doesn’t leave till the very end. Karan, too, shared an incident where the host had quietly told Karan that Ranveer can leave if he wants to hours after he had arrived. The trio goes on a laugh riot discussing other such incidents.
Karan then pokes fun at Ranveer’s fashion choices and a particular 3.5 lakh tracksuit that he himself gifted him. Karan clarifies that they are two separates and were not to be worn together. When Akshay asks Ranveer’s about the inspiration when he dresses, Ranveer reveals that most of these “outlandish clothes which are so expensive” that he can’t afford are actually hand-me-downs from Karan himself.
The two are then asked to break into an impromptu acting scene based on a situation and the result turns out hilarious with a dose of overacting from Ranveer and Akshay trying to maintain the momentum.
The next segment sees Ranveer’s best friends decoding his madness and they share a particular roller coaster incident that’s sure to leave the viewers in splits. They also joke about his dressing style and well, that’s something even the fans will want to add to. They also reveal that Ranveer gets a certain pleasure when he irritates people and gets a reaction from them. Soon after, Akshay’s working team of three women share their experience of working with the “kindest” man and go on to reveal the crazy side of their 51-year-old boss. His fitness trainer, in fact, reveals that it’s hard to keep sweets at bay with Akshay as he’s a quintessential Punjabi when it comes to desserts.
Up next is the rapid-fire round and the first one to play is Ranveer. With fire, quirks and hilarious one-liners, Ranveer aces the round. From a song that encapsulates his feelings for Deepika to what infidelity is for him to his bad habit as a boyfriend – the actor answers it all. He also spells out Tinder bios for his contemporaries including Sidharth Malhotra, Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor. During the choices, he also shares he’d want to cast himself, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and later reveals he wants to play Taimur Ali Khan’s father calling him his “budhape ka sahara”.
Post Ranveer’s round, Akshay braces himself and gives a series of what Karan calls as “commital answers”. He reveals the most obnoxious text his wife and actor-turned-author Twinkle has ever sent him, his worst habit as a husband, a yesteryear actor he’d like to star with and also shares that if Twinkle ever makes a comeback, she’d star opposite Aamir Khan. On being asked who is the hottest apart from his wife, Akshay takes Deepika’s name and leaves Ranveer smiling. He chooses Amitabh Bachchan as his favourite legend, Vicky Kaushal as a better new-age actor and Salman Khan as the Khan he admires the most. And while fans must have been waiting eagerly to find out who wins the rapid-fire round, it comes as a surprise to them that it’s a tie.
The next segment is the special gaming zone where there are different rounds this time – a retro film quiz, guessing a feature film from peculiar objects, hook steps of actors including Madhuri and Sanjay Dutt and getting three “film stars” on call and making them say “Hi Karan, it’s me.” While Akshay gets Twinkle Khanna, Arjun Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh, Ranveer manages to get only two Arjun Kapoor and Deepika Padukone and his third attempt for Jim Sarbh goes in vain as he doesn’t take his call.
Overall, the episode is high on fun and the fans can’t get enough of the two “lads” who share so much in common and yet are so different in life!