Koffee With Karan Recap: Sonam Kapoor And Anil Kapoor

April 1, 2014 7:54 am by

KWK Sonam Anil Kapoor

The last time Sonam Kapoor appeared on Koffee With Karan, with fellow actress Deepika Padukone, she held a masterclass in how not to make friends in Bollywood, by verbally bitchslapping her way through a long and oh so powerful list of her contemporaries and seniors. Three and a bit years later, Kapoor, on the couch again with papa Anil Kapoor, proved that time and age do not in fact mellow some people. Not that we’re complaining. In a season where most episodes seemed like repeats of episodes past, where guests trotted out the usual denials and platitudes (who says two actors can never be friends?) and Johar acted like he was catering to an audience of his closest Bollywood buds, Sonam proved quite effectively that honesty is often the most fun (and brutal) policy. What did daddy Kapoor have to say about it? And how many sensibilities did Sonam hurt this time? We lost count, but as always in our recap of episodes of season four of Koffee With Karan, we will sniff out as we did with season three, the bullshit factor, rating it on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being a crock o’ Leprechaun gold, and 1 being honest-to-God sainthood.

Bollywood Doesn’t Like Good-Looking People
In the season’s biggest tautological doozy, Johar asked Sonam Kapoor if it bothered her “when they talk about other actors more in the acting department” to which Sonam responded rather marvelously that “if you are not good-looking, they think you are a good actor”. Never mind that Johar didn’t exactly specify who the “they” in question are, or that Kapoor used Taran Adarsh and Komal Nahata, both Bollywood box-office analysts, as proof that critics have always had her back. What she declared was nothing short of revolutionary, finally sticking up for one of the most put-upon segments within the industry: the beautiful people. “People make so-called art films, why do you have to take like not-nice-looking people, like why? Doesn’t make sense and just that they don’t look good does not mean they are good actors,” she said, before continuing on to declare that films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge will go down as classics, presumably because they had the courage to cast good-looking people in an industry that clearly has a bias against them. “Just because you look like ordinary and act loud doesn’t mean you’re a good actor…people feel bad so they say ‘She might as well be a good actress’,” Kapoor said, thereby killing in one fell swoop the dreams of all those bright and not-so-fetching young things who’ve made it in Bollywood on the strength of the population’s pity alone.

The Fight Against Section 377 Is For People Like Sonam
And here we thought it was for the LGBT community. Luckily, Sonam Kapoor, who said she “figuratively came out of the closet as a person”, set us straight by declaring that the movement to scrap the much-hated section that declares same sex love illegal, is not just for our LGBT population. “I really empathise with people who want to be themselves… and Article 377 is detrimental to that,” said Sonam, adding that it was not only a setback to gays and lesbians, “but also to those who want to be themselves and who don’t want to conform.” People, in other words, who hail from Bollywood families and grow up surrounded by wealth, privilege, connections and protection, who just really want to be able to tell you the truth okay? We feel for ya Sonam, it’s tough when all you want to do is tell the PM he can dress better.

Bollywood Fashionistas Have Upped Their Game, Kinda
While Sonam Kapoor was gracious enough to praise rival Deepika Padukone for dressing better, thanks to stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania, that didn’t prevent her from doing a swift about turn in the rapid fire round, by noting that “she doesn’t have her own style”. And while she also handed it to Katrina Kaif for not trying to fit in a mould, and for dressing like herself rather than wanting to be “on the cover of Vogue every three months” (ahem, like a certain someone else), she looked visibly put out when Anil Kapoor named Kaif as the sexiest and most stunning actress working in India today. Kapoor also exhorted fellow actress Parineeti Chopra to not “wear those tight clothes man”, though given that Chopra is consistently praised for her performances, she’s probably one of those unfortunate souls Sonam was referring to when she was talking about people who are cast out of pity.

We’re Not Sure Where This Apple Falls
Though he switched seats with Johar, joked that Sonam Kapoor was Rishi Kapoor’s daughter and was praised for his contribution to Indian television, the normally voluble Anil Kapoor was entirely overshadowed by the black-and-white-dressed presence of his daughter who seldom let him finish a thought without butting in. Kapoor Sr. said his daughter was a lot like him, but we’re not so sure about that. In contrast to Sonam Kapoor, Anil Kapoor seemed positively Mother Teresa-like, and other than calling Farah Khan a liar for making up a story about him (that he supposedly turned down the opportunity to play Sonam Kapoor’s dad in Players because he didn’t think he was old enough to play a father) and joking about his obsession with his own looks, he largely praised his fellow colleagues and seemed, unlike many of them, genuinely besotted with his wife. In one of the cutest moments of the season thus far, Kapoor, named his wife Sunita “as the idea that changed his life”, that of her “being my girlfriend, and being my wife”, and refused to name an actress he’d like to take on a date if he were unmarried because “I still get scared”. Scared or not, Kapoor gets our respect for refusing to answer that question, which like many of Johar’s questions, is offensive (particularly to people not present), leading and asked specifically to drum up controversy.

Karan Johar 6/10
Sonam Kapoor 2/10
Anil Kapoor 2/10

SEE ALSO: Recaps Of Past Episodes

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Comments (28)

  1. Who let the bitch(you-know-who) out?! |

    Deepika is much beautiful, smart, intelligent, humble and talented than this silver spoon fed two bit nothing! What does she know about acting? How many of her movies have actually been a hit because the so-called queen of bitches “acted” in them? Man, She looks ugly, She thinks ugly, She talks ugly, She dress ugly, Full of shit(Awesome kind of shit, not ordinary ones), Doesn’t even know who the father of the nation is and what he taught us.. Who the hell she is to comment on Deepika and Katrina?? Katrina may not be a very good actor(but she’s breathtakingly beautiful even without a facade or make-up) but still her movies rock the box office most of the time and 2013 totally belonged to Deepika! What has she(Sonam Kapoor) achieved so far other than being Anil Kapoor’s daughter? A blue film for a debut? (Well, Sawaariya was technically a blue film cause it was all bluely inside the theatre, I wanted to absolutely strangle Sanjay Leela Bhansali to death but then I calmed my nerves and went to watch OM SHANTI OM next that very same day and boy-oh-boy who made her debut in that movie? Any guesses? :) ?) May be that’s why she hates Deepika so much? Alas, I digress.. Sonam’s an ignorant, arrogant, bitchy and ugly farthole, period..

  2. somebody find a cure for her verbal diarrhoea…an immature, insecure, incompetent and arrogant star kid. even her lurking contemporaries who set foot in Bollywood, learnt their lessons and grew. she is such a midget-brain!

  3. Rbs |

    To mb,
    This review feels like that leprechaun gold u keep talking about, u guys deserve to lose some readership coz of this bias interview. Sonam is too vain n dumb to realize, but anil Kapoor saying that he didn’t know and eye for an… Was said by gamdhiji coz it wasn’t in his movie, shows where sonam got her genes from.

  4. RandomChick |

    this is a bullshit review. whoever wrote this is clearly a Sonam Kapoor kiss-ass. Sonam.can’t.act.she needs a reality check. it’s not unabashed honesty, it’s grandiosity.

  5. inkblot |

    This is how i wish you’d dissected her “if you’re not good looking people assume you must act” well remark:


  6. Arbit Bond |

    How could she even compare herself to Katharine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Rekha, Meena Kumari, et al..??she is so full of herself!! She spoke about her part in movies like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag..was she even needed in BMB?? cutting her role out would have saved 30 mins of our time and may be would have earned an additional 50 crores!!

  7. Humanyu |

    I can understand why people are hating Sonam Kapoor – she comes across as pompous, arrogant and too full of herself. Agreed. But dumb? No! She is intelligent, a great conversationalist (sans the Bombay girl English dialect “you know what I mean & Whatever), talks her mind and is absolutely a hoot and a half. She is unapologetically and unabashedly expressive and doesn’t manipulate her feelings. Reading the responses here and on YouTube, I wonder if people actually gave a slight thought to the issues she raised. I am not saying that I agree with everything she says, but just to have someone like her on the opposite side makes the entire debate interesting. It is also lovely to see how much the father enjoys his daughter’s unabashed honesty and laughs at her vanity (when she called herself a diva). Comments about Deepika could definitely be considered a case of sour grapes, but come on – that’s what makes this show what it is! This was, by far, one of the most enjoyble episodes I have seen on KwK. I mean, you don’t come hear fashionistas commenting on the PM’s fashion sense by saying “Well, he could always dress better”!

  8. Jacque |

    Okay… this article reeks of a Sonam Kapoor loyalist who tossed better judgment and objectivity out of the window. Just lost some respect for MumbaiBoss.

  9. Samar |

    Sonam was seriously soooo frikking annoying! Saying “you know what I mean” every five seconds :/ And you was so mean to Deepika! :-( Is she insecure of Deepika’s success or something?!?

  10. ane |

    loved the episode! fun an honest!!

  11. Abhilasha |

    The best part of the show !!
    Arjun kapoor not being part of it was far more sensible then the rest of the two !!

    The wanna be shobha day say “u know what i meant afta every line !! grow up !! and biggest lie !
    she had a “smart mouth ” ???!!! hello?? did u find anything smart ??
    alia is far more sensible seems !!

  12. Anahita Manna |

    I regularly, without fail check what you guys have written about any thing an everything. On almost all cases we are on the same page, but for this review, I’m kind of sensing that you’ve gone soft on Sonam Kapoor. 2/10? Her bullshit factors went way past 7.

    Don’t get me wrong. Prior to this episode I was in awe of her. I was all like what if she can’t act that well, she’s made a mark in this industry none the less. After this particular episode, she’s left me stunned. Starting from the very fact to what a ridiculous outfit she wore to the show to the absolute shit she spoke.

    You never reviewed her fake accent she bought along. The ridiculous DADDY DADDY she put up.
    And what about reviewing her Robert de Niro remark?
    Catty and bitchy statements aside [her perogative compeltely] you haven’t really reviewed this episode.

    I did not think of you guys as biased, but really you’ve disappointed me on this review.

    You might be a fan of hers, but you guys need to do your job properly.
    If you don’t leave the others out of your Bruttaly honest review, why her?

  13. Ila |

    She just needs a big time reality check! She is so full of herself ! Everything is the world is not about fashion and good looks. She reminds me of those Mean and dumb girls in Hollywood movies. Deepika is much better actress… Though certainly not the best but much more hardworking, stylish, intelligent , sophisticated, and humble! If sonam knows what I mean. Sonam is a conceited, arrogant, shallow, and IGNORANT person.

  14. Lallan |

    “Kapoor said, thereby killing in one fell swoop the dreams of all those bright and not-so-fetching young things who’ve made it in Bollywood on the strength of the population’s pity alone.”

    Say what? Populations’ pity? I can only imagine this article is tongue-in-cheek. Since when did being catty become equated with being honest? It’s entertaining alright but hardly devoid of bullshit.

    Sonam was downright bitchy and deluded in the interview. Her dig at the likes of Parineeti, Anushka and Kangana with the pind remark showed the hatred and envy she has for girls who have made it because of sheer hard work and talent as opposed to her (Sonam) who is neither commercially nor artistically a draw despite her mouth full of silver spoons. She can only cling to the fashionista label but other actresses are catching up fast.

    There is a slew of good-looking actors with a body of good work on their resumes. Smita Patil was eye-poppingly beautiful and one of the finest actors India has ever produced. Kangana is gorgeous and she eschewed all glamour for Queen. Parineeti, while typecast, can never be called a non-actor.

    Sonam personified all the reasons why people sneer at star kids. Contrast her with Arjun Kapoor who was actually unbelievably charming and grounded.

  15. Karen |

    Good lord – what a total ditz this girl is (know what I mean??) ;o)

  16. Dumb As hell Sonam |

    She is the dumbest so called actress in the entire Bollywood. Why do they even call her a style icon? other actors dress far more good than her. She criticized her fellow actors coz they know acting and she just want to look good. If it wasn’t her popular father nobody would ever give her any films.

  17. Shrurhi |

    Koffee with Karan 4 so far
    1. “Super fun/ witty /confident “ episode Nargis and Friedo, Emran Hashmi & Mahesh bhat. 2.“Serious/Mature” episode Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar
    3.“Fun/cute” episode Kareena & Ranbir, Sonakshi & Shahid Kapoor, Anushka & Anurag.
    4. “Fun/ Humorous/ mature” episode Farhan & Vidya, Madhuri & Juhi, Rohit & Zoya.
    5. “Mature/Fun” Episode Amir & Kiran, Deepika & Priyanka, Abhishek & Farhan.
    6.“Amateur/ hilarious” episode Ranveer & Arjun, Sid, Varun & Alia.
    7.“Amateur/lil fun” episode Aditya & Shraddha.
    8. “Fun/Noisy” episode Kajol & Ayan
    9.“Never invite these ppl agn/ dumb” episode Sonam and Anil.

  18. shireen |

    Wow! I wish i had a friend like sonam, thrz no one ino whoz that moronic. D number of potential jokes iv lost out on…sigh…*sadface*

  19. Bud |

    Did anyone count the number of times Sonam said “You Know”, “You Know What I Mean ?” and “Whatever” ? She’s one of those bimbos who who look great till they open their mouth. When Sonam said Robert Deniro, was half expecting K-Jo to remark that Sonam did an “Alia Bhat”.

    Anil Kapoor was trying his best to divert attention and damage control but he also gave up after a while. Feel sad for him.

  20. Theo |

    What a strange KwK episode that was. Sonam Kapoor came across as shallow, spiteful and supercilious. She pretended to be straightforward and honest and badmouthed her contemporaries non-stop. One thing is pretty clear, Miss. Kapoor in insecure and insincere. Someone should help her snap out of it.

  21. Deepa |

    Style icons probably spend too much time brooding about their next look to be concerned about what Gandhiji said, or anything else of significance in the world. Why obsess about these things when you can obsess about yourself….

  22. Bebitched |

    Sadly for Sonam, she is not good looking nor can act. She is in the movies because of her lineage a la Tushar Kapoor.

  23. Rahul Jhaveri |

    Probably the dumbest interview on the Koffee couch. Sonam should stick to what she does best – being wallpaper. You can not be THAT full of yourself and be that OBLIVIOUS to that fact.

    @ Jag Rightly stated – “delusional much”?

  24. Observer |

    Sonam Kapoor has openly proved that she’s a motormouth and an immature person.

    @Jag – Good observation :)

  25. Sam jee |

    Another season and Sonam “The Big Mouth” has managed to piss off every KwK viewers and Bollywood actors alike again. Sigh…

  26. Ayush |

    Sonam is a dumb bi*** and nothing more. Next guest, please!

  27. Jag |

    Did we ignore that part when Sonam blithely announced that she was already an “icon” in her 20′s? #delusionalmuch?

  28. Sonamisamoron |

    When Sonam said that An Eye for an Eye makes the whole world blind was said by Robert Deniro both Johar and her Father laughed about it. It is sad that someone who is probably looked up to by young girls tried to make it cute and funny that she didn’t is dumb. Johar and worse Mr. Kapoor also seemed proud that Sonam was so DUMB…..Shameful