Smell the coffee with Karan Johar

Mumbai, Jan 19 | Updated: Jan 20 2007, 06:54am hrs
Its a scoop of sorts. Getting the skimpily clad Mallika Sherawat with the sensitive film maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Of course, only Karan Johar could have managed it with the influence he wields in Bollywood. Will the quote by minute Sherawat spar with Bhansali or snag a role in his next film That will only be revealed in the new season of Johars Koffee With Karan on February 11.

The guest list gets interesting. Munnabhai alias Sanjay Dutt comes with politician-sister Priya Dutt, Kareena Kapoor with her beau Shahid Kapoor, superhero Hrithik Roshan with Priyanka Chopra and internationally acclaimed director, Mira Nair with her Namesake Tabu. The only guest to come alone on the talk show is Hollywood actor and AIDS activist, Richard Gere. Brewing coffee is Johars speciality and Star is cashing in on this with a double whammy. The channel will simulcast the conversations over coffee on both its channels Star One and Star World. Johar says,This time around there is a lot of Bollywood on the show. TVs biggest star, Ekta Kapoor, is treated like royalty on the show. Koffee is not possible without Ekta, avers Johar. We have a special episode lined up with her. Of course, he is not spilling the (coffee) beans.

At 9 pm on February 11, Johar will go by his Midas cast - Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukherjee. Watch them in your living room talking about themselves, sipping coffee and giving funny answers in the rapid fire round. Knowing the stars as Johar does, is there any surprise element for him during the conversations with them Apparently, there is. At times the answers given by the celebrities are an eye opener for me. But I have fun on every episode, he reveals.

Johar has his wish list too. His arch critic, film maker Ram Gopal Verma, features top on the list. I would love to feature Ram Gopal Verma on my show. Why I am sure I have a lot of things to tell him and he too wants to say a lot of things to me. Destinys favourite child, Salman Khan along with his brothers is another dream for Johar. I will love to have them on the show. So would the audiences.