TV Review: Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha on 'Koffee With Karan'
I loved this week's episode of Koffee With Karan featuring Sonakshi Sinha and Shahid Kapoor. I was pleasantly surprised at how chilled and laid back Shahid was, and this week's show was even more entertaining than the one featuring Emraan Hashmi and Mahesh Bhatt.
Up first was Sonakshi Sinha looking demure and elegant in a red gown and Karan rightly, was all praise for her sensitive turn in last year's Lootera, and correctly called her the the 'quintessential 100 crore heroine', which I think is a rather apt title for the actress who's achieved so much in a relatively short career span.
There's something incredibly endearing about Sonakshi. She may not have the perfect hourglass figure, but there's a rare naive quality about her which you don't really see in the other ruling crop of actresses. I also love how she's proud of her curves, and it was interesting when she said she's had fans who love that quality about her saying it makes her more real and relatable. Hear hear.
The actress was extra cautious with her answers this time round, probably because her gushing over Ranveer Singh the last time she showed up on the show got tongues wagging, so fair play to her. And by her own admission, she is quite the good 'gharelu' girl but seemed ever so slightly annoyed that Kareena Kapoor referred to her as a 'housewife' when she was on the couch a few weeks back.
Shahid Kapoor on this week's episode was a revelation! On his previous outings on the show, the actor has been a little guarded and diplomatic (probably because Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, with whom he appeared with previously are such big personalities themselves), but this time round, Shahid threw caution to the wind and let loose, and I loved that he somehow managed to shed his goody two shoes image, which has been associated with him for a while. I prefer this newer, bolder, risque chap that we had on the show this time around.
Apparently, it was the first time that Shahid had appeared on the show without someone he was dating, but that clearly doesn't ring true anymore, since Shahid is supposed to be dating Sonakshi, and this only seems to have come about a bit after the show was shot. Which is just as well, because we would have had a whole show where host Karan would have just grilled them on being an item, which in itself is getting a little old and boring now.
Shahid was very candid about his equation with both his exes, and that made for a change too. It's getting a little old with all these celebrities denying their link ups and affairs, it's the 21st Century for Chrissake, just let your hair down and own up!
It was interesting how the actor said he's a little awkward with Kareena and has no friendly vibes with her, where as him and Priyanka get along just fine and even hang out together. Shahid's subtle dig about going through his girlfriend's text messages didn't go unnoticed either – was he referring to when Kareena allegedly cheated on him with Saif Ali Khan during the Tashan days I wonder?
The actor was also forthright about his flamboyant, casanova image that seems to be making headlines these days – right from casual flings in Goa, his sexual fantasies, his wild time in Ibiza and giving up movies for sex, the actor didn't hold back at all and I absolutely loved that about this week's show!
According to the Shahid, he would never date an actress again, because he's learnt from his previous mistakes, he was unemployed for a while, and the issues between him and Aditya Chopra over Shahid walking out of Shuddh Desi Romance seem to have been resolved too.
Because of his candour, the actor won against Sonakshi hands down during the Rapid Fire Round, and some of his answers actually made me LOL. Shahid does not think Ranveer Singh could have done Kaminey better than him (I agree, Shahid was stellar in that role), dancing is a big part of the actor's life, Ranbir is a better dancer than him, he has a not so secret crush on Hollywood hottie Scarlett Johansson, he likes voluptuous women (Sonakshi?) and he finds Deepika the most stunning actress are a only a few of the revelations the actor made during the infamous grilling on the couch. I love that the actor knows so much about films too and I totally dug that he loved Kimi Katkar during her Tarzan days (that's one of those old 80s films that's so bad it's actually good, but more on that another time!)
Sonakshi in comparison failed miserably at the Rapid Fire Round. Her answers were far too cautious although the fact that she didn't find Ranveer hot and the fact that she rated Salman Khan the least when it came to acting is bound to raise a few eyebrows! Oh and the they've already played the clip in the ads to death where she'd said you'd find a 'Kat' in Ranbir's room, but either way, that was a clever retort on her part.
This week's show was a big surprise, and seeing their very obvious attraction and fondness for each other, I actually do hope that the Shahid and Sonakshi rumours are true and they do make a go of things!
Have you seen the Shahid-Sonakshi episode? What did you think? Do let us know below!
Preview: Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha on Koffee With Karan
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