In a notable episode of Koffee With Karan season 4 back in 2014, Emraan Hashmi and Mahesh Bhatt garnered attention with their candid remarks.
The episode, still etched in memory for its controversial comments, featured Emraan sharing thoughts about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and his co-star Mallika Sherawat from the film Murder.
In a recent interview with Zoom, Emraan Hashmi delved into the enduring impact of his Koffee With Karan appearance. Acknowledging the social media resurgence of clips from the rapid-fire round, the actor openly admitted, “You end up making many enemies…” The aftermath of such statements proved to be overwhelming for him, prompting a conscious decision to steer clear of chat shows.
When questioned about a potential change in his approach, Emraan affirmed that he hasn’t lost his edge. Humorously predicting a potential return to the chat show, he quipped, “If I go on Koffee With Karan again, I’m gonna make a mess of things again. I think I’ll be worse off in the rapid-fire round than I was before.”
Emraan clarified that his earlier remarks were not intended as personal attacks, emphasizing his lack of animosity towards the actors mentioned. He disclosed that the competitive nature of the show fueled him to make unconventional statements, all in pursuit of winning the coveted hamper.
“Because it’s an opinion, and I don’t really have anything against these people. I just wanted to win the hamper. It just becomes a competitive thing, and you say these weird things,” he explained.
For context, in 2014, Emraan Hashmi issued an apology after referring to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as ‘plastic’ on Koffee With Karan. At the time, he clarified being a big fan of Aishwarya and attributed his comments to the format of the show, where making unusual statements was part of the game.