The grand finale of the 8th season of Karan Johar’s popular chat show, Koffee With Karan, concluded with a burst of laughter and witty banter. The last episode featured a stellar lineup of guests, including comedians Tanmay Bhat, Danish Sait, Sumukhi Suresh, and content creator-actor Kusha Kapila, who also served as the jury for the Koffee Awards. The atmosphere was filled with playful teasing as they good-naturedly poked fun at the show’s host, Karan Johar.
In a lighthearted exchange, Danish Sait playfully labeled the season a “snooze fest,” while Sumukhi Suresh humorously complained about its excessive “family-friendly” tone. The guests, however, took a moment to acknowledge and congratulate Karan Johar for a notable achievement – not mentioning Alia Bhatt “450 times” per episode, a recurring joke that gained traction in the previous season.
Kusha Kapila, with a grin, quipped, “Two things I want to congratulate you for, Karan…” Karan, in good spirits, interrupted, “I am like, can I exit my own show? Can you all just take over? Like this is not even nasty and mean…but it’s now somewhere hurtful but continue.” Kusha continued, “I want to applaud you for two things. First, definitely that you did not mention Alia 450 times per episode.” Karan nodded in agreement, acknowledging the playful banter.
Adding to the humor, Danish Sait chimed in, “No, no, but I have to say, you still found a way to bring Alia in that Varun and Sid episode. They were talking nice things about each other.” Karan Johar explained, “But I had to bring in Alia in that episode. They all debuted together. But I did try.” This light-hearted exchange referred to a recurring theme from the previous season when Karan was teased for frequently mentioning Alia Bhatt in almost every episode.
As the banter continued, Karan Johar reflected on the season, humorously stating, “Okay, let’s first go by the things I didn’t do. I did not talk too much about people’s sex lives.” Sumukhi Suresh joined in, asking, “What is this Poo bani Parvati vibe?” Karan revealed the memo for the season, emphasizing a shift toward authenticity by delving into the guests’ characters, vulnerabilities, and insecurities.
Tanmay Bhat contributed to the jesting, saying, “I did not expect you to call a guest with their mom on the show. And you were so filtered. In the Saif Ali Khan episode, you were the Sharmila.” This referred to an episode where Saif Ali Khan attended the show with his mom, film veteran Sharmila Tagore, highlighting the show’s varied and unexpected moments.
The season finale was a delightful mix of laughter, camaraderie, and playful jabs, showcasing the unique charm that Koffee With Karan brings to its audience.