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Sheï¿½s the One-Man Army. Sheï¿½s mastered the art of capturing all the attention of the viewers, sheï¿½s given a new meaning to the term ï¿½Daily Soapsï¿½. Sheï¿½s been the Darling of Many a Stars!! They donï¿½tï¿½ call her the ï¿½Queen of Prime Timeï¿½ for nothing! Sheï¿½s combated cricket, game shows, reality shows and always emerged victorious! Karanï¿½s first guest this week is none other than Ekta Kapoor!
In this very exciting episode, watch Ekta talk about the winning streak which she has always possessed since she was a child- from a desire to win dance competitions at birthday parties to being numero uno in her field. She discusses the twists and turns, generation leaps, murders and comebacks, which are created in shows to combat competition! She also clears all speculation on her relationship with Smriti Irani and Rajeev Khandelwal! On the other hand, her favorite men- Ram, Ronit and Hiten talk about the warm bond they share with Ekta and how they deal with her temperamental nature.
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Thatï¿½s not all, the tables turn this time round! In the much awaited rapid fire round, Karan hands the reigns to Ram, Ronit and Hiten who quiz Ekta on her likes and dislikes! Which Bollywood couple would win in Nach Baliye and who would lose? Who is the ï¿½Amitabh Bachchanï¿½ of television? Who is the Ekta Kapoor of Bollywood? Who is the most over-rated actor on television? The one actor, whom she discovered, she is proud of? What is Baï¿½s real age? Is it 100+, 200+ or more than that? Does Ekta succeed in winning the hamper? Watch out in this weekï¿½s exciting episode of Koffee with Karan.
Karan: Look at youï¿½ looking all glamorous! I look at you like this and get the visual of the same little podgy girl. Look at me talking, I was double your size then, dancing in Abhishekï¿½s birthday party in a silver dressï¿½you looked like a silver ballï¿½ like a silver disco ball.
Karan: And you were doing this little disco step and I remember you crying because you came third!
came third and they gave the first prize to Adi and I wanted that prize.
Karan: Now, itï¿½s a lesser-known fact that Aditya Chopra won over Hrithik Roshan in the dance competition. Hrithik came second and Aditya Chopra came first and you came third and I remember you bawling and then Adi very magnanimously gave you the crown and made you get the first prize!
think it was in his genes to be extremely gentlemanly.
Karan: Now when I look at you I think life has taken a complete circle with him doing so well and you doing so well!
hope in the future also he gives me something generously. (Laughs)
Karan: But really today you are the queen of prime time. Two years ago I told you the same thing. Two years later youï¿½re even beyond that. How does it feel to be the numero uno in your field?
know what? It has been the same! There was a sense of complacency, which
had come into the medium a couple of months ago when there was no competition
and we were doing well. But now suddenly with Zee coming up, itï¿½s
becoming tougher to be on the top. But the fun, the aggression, and
the competition that TV has nowï¿½itï¿½s only going to get better and
Karan: Ram, she has had a problem with you earlier during your bout with Ghar Ek Mandir
Ram: Yeah! I have to say I was a very different person at that point of time. She gives all the credit to my wife for changing me and I have to agree with her because my first innings in television was more of discovery. I was deciding where I want to be.
you know what happened? I didnï¿½t know at that point of time that Gautami
and he were seeing each other and I bitched him out to Gautami only!
Karan: Ronitï¿½ you are the blue eyed boy of Balaji. You are practically in every show. With grey hair in some, without grey hair in the other! You play all kinds of ages, stages, rages, everythingï¿½How is it working with Ekta?
You know there was a point in my life where there was a lot of alcoholism.
One evening, this friend of mine called Raj, who was looking after my
work, he came back home after meeting a producer. I asked him, ï¿½What
did he say?ï¿½ so he went and he fixed me a drink and said, ï¿½Let it
go, we just had a chat!ï¿½ so I said, ï¿½No, tell me! I am a big boy,
I can handle it!ï¿½ He said, ï¿½You know Ronitï¿½ You are done! He said
why should I take Ronit when I can cast any junior artist with more
talent and less money!ï¿½ and I thought, ï¿½Yeah man! Maybe I am done!ï¿½
and then Ekta came along and Balaji came along and I said to myself,
ï¿½No! Iï¿½m not!ï¿½ At that point of time, Karan, I really did not
know which way to go so thatï¿½s why I always thank her. She has brought
a dead actor, a dead human beingï¿½ she has resurrected me!
Karan: Hiten, you are a young boy today. You are in your early 30ï¿½s but you are playing whatï¿½ a 50 year old man in one show and who knows with another leap you will be 80 soon but you have the love and the regard of millions of people at such a young age. How does it feel?
It feels very nice. I never thought of it! I always wanted to be somebody
somewhere and suddenly one day everything happened and itï¿½s all her
So, donï¿½t forget
to tune in as Karan chats with Ekta Kapoor with her favorite leading
men- Ram Kapoor, Ronit Roy and Hiten Tejwani
on Koffee with Karan this Sunday, May 27th
at 9 30 p.m. on Star One and
at 9 p.m. on Star World.
Author: Srividya Rajesh