The new season of mega-director Karan Johar’s popular chat show Koffee with Karan began in India on Sunday night and featured none other than the notoriously coy Salman Khan on the famous leather couch.
The 47-year-old ‘Dabbangg’ star rarely appears on chat shows, not even to promote his own film releases.
But as the host of ‘Bigg Boss’ – India’s version of Celebrity Big Brother – the controversial actor has undergone something of a transformation in the eyes of viewers and the appearance on Johar’s chat show seemed like the next stage in that conversion.
It wasn’t wholly successful. Khan’s public persona – brooding, aloof, arrogant and often incoherent – came out to play leading Johar to grimace on several occasions.
Thoughts and sentences didn’t flow and there were frequent digressions. What WAS said however, was revealing.
Among the golden nuggets emanating from Salman Khan:
- He’s a teetotaller
- He was a “CHRONIC LIAR” to all his ex-girlfriends
- He’s a virgin – The actor has been in relationships with some of the most beautiful women in Bollywood, including Aishwarya Rai and Katreena Kaif
- He was caught cheating on another ex, Sangeeta Bijlani
- He’s fed up with himself because he gave up smoking and drinking and his “other vices” for the sake of his family. The NEW him though, is “boring” he declared.
- The star of such big screen classics as, erm, ‘Dabbang’ and ‘Bodyguard’ admitted that he was a “below average actor”.
- He likes sleeping along which, perhaps, explains his, erm, virginity
- Actor Shah Rukh Khan drives by his (Salman’s) house in Mumbai “at least four times a day”.
Salman was later joined by his father Salim Khan, the legendary scriptwriter behind Sholay and Zanjeer (the original), among other films.
Khan senior also revealed that his son has a “knack” for getting into trouble and is a bad judge of character – referring to Salman’s numerous brushes with the law. Salim even went so far as to say that “when there’s no fire, there is smoke”, an adage that is yet to enter popular thought.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS