‘Koffee with Karan 5’ review: Aditya-Parineeti “buddy” it up

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor



Episode 5, 4th December on STAR TV
Guests: Aditya Roy Kapur & Parineeti Chopra

When you have two stars on a popular chat-show who have done an unsuccessful film together and have both been through a low period, it should make for interesting viewing. Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra were paired in the season’s fifth episode and they comfort level was particularly intriguing.

Chopra looked every inch the new woman with her new slim silhouette and Roy Kapur was also candid enough. Together the two revealed some interesting facts which perhaps wouldn’t have come to light if they weren’t with each other. Chopra’s obvious admiration for her cousin Priyanka who is making waves in the US was there for all to see but Roy Kapur was still very guarded and not really wanting to talk about his alleged relationship and break-up with Shraddha Kapoor. The two also spoke about a unique language they speak in and also calling each other “buddy”.

As always, the Koffee quiz and the dialogue rounds were entertaining. Chopra stepped into the shoes of Lisa Haydon’s role in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ (2016) which was definitely amusing and Roy Kapur’s absolute lack of knowledge about Bollywood classic films and songs was a little surprising.

Chopra’s revelation that she’s scared to Katrina Kaif gave way to an intriguing conversation about Kaif’s obsession somewhat of being healthy as the trio (including host Karan Johar) mentioned the Dream Team tour a few times. Roy Kapur said that he was able to keep his relationship with both Ranbir Kapoor and Kaif in tact even after they split whereas Chopra was purposefully quiet throughout the “politically correct” talk.

All in all, the episode was perhaps a break from the four previous ones as there weren’t any pathbreaking instances which might remain in mind once it ended. However, it was good to see – as with other appearances – that these two well-placed actors in the gen next of B-town share a good rapport with each other despite the heavy pressures they’ve both been under.