Episode 9, 1st January on STAR TV
Guests: Shahid Kapoor & Mira Kapoor
Right from the sneak peek, it was evident that this episode was going to be one to watch. Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira was to make her TV debut on the ‘Koffee…’ couch and what everyone would have been looking forward to see this couple together. The intrigue to this was that Shahid got married rather unexpectedly to Mira who is not from the industry. This surprised many and the fact that there’s more than a 10-year age gap is something that was even more interesting. However, this episode put any such intrigue very much to rest.
Karan Johar made sure all the empty gaps were filled in this episode which was full of soppy moments (and possibly rather difficult for singletons as Johar pointed out). The couple were asked about how they met, the way they got to know each other and also when they first realised that they were in love.
Mira is an absolute revelation, giving away just the right amount of how special their bond is and also that the starry moments in Shahid’s everyday life don’t affect her too much – including his friend circle. Shahid on the other hand explains how much being in an arrange marriage has worked for him and also that their age difference seems to work well for them.
The ‘Rapid Fire’ round is particularly interesting as both are as candid as they should have been with Mira seemingly matching her husband with her honesty. The ‘Koffee quiz’ is also a good watch as both are very different in terms of what they have as general knowledge.
In conclusion, it’s very obvious to see that these two are definitely head over heels for each other and it is indeed the love between them that is evident throughout. What’s even more refreshing is to see Shahid in this space after he’s come on the show in previous seasons with his previous partners (allegedly).