Gauri Khan, Maheep Kapoor and Bhavana Pandey were the latest guests to grace Karan Johar’s controversial chat show Koffee with Karan Season 7. The trio, who were seen on the reality show The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, opened up about their personal and professional lives, amid much banter and laughter.
During the episode, host Karan, albeit indirectly, brought up the topic of Gauri’s son Arian’s arrest last year. He said: “It’s been such a tough ride for him and you’ve all come through so strong. I know you as a mother. We’re members of the same family and I’m a member of the same family. And it hasn’t been easy , and Gauri, you’ve come out stronger than ever.” Gauri replied, “Nothing could be worse than what we’ve just been through. But where we all stand as a family, I can say we’re in a great space. We feel loved. All our friends, and so many people , whom we did not know, so many messages and so much love. We feel blessed. We are grateful to everyone who helped us.” Aryan was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with an alleged drug bust aboard a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai in October last year and was released on bail after spending 25 days in jail. Aryan was later acquitted of all charges.
During the rapid fire round, Gauri Khan mentioned that Aryan Khan is her ‘fashion police’. “I’m not allowed to wear full-sleeved shirts. I’m not allowed to wear many things. He doesn’t like jackets on me,” Gauri said.
Gauri Khan, who is a prolific interior designer, revealed that being Shah Rukh Khan’s wife works against her sometimes. She said: “When considering a new project, there are some people who consider me a designer. But there are also times when it doesn’t work out that way, because sometimes people don’t want to be attached to the baggage of working with Shah Rukh Khan’s wife. It works against me 50% of the time.”
Apart from this, Maheep Kapoor also opened up about the tough times she and her family faced when Sanjay Kapoor was out of work for a few years. “There were times when Sanjay sat at home for years without work. Money was tight. My children have grown up watching it along with glamor and glitz,” she said.
The seventh season of Koffee with Karan has already featured guest couples like Alia Bhatt-Ranveer Singh, Samantha Ruth Prabhu-Akshay Kumar, Janhvi Kapoor-Sara Ali Khan, Ananya Panday-Vijay Deverakonda, Kiara Advani-Shahid Kapoor, Tiger Shroff-Kriti Sanon , Katrina Kaif-Siddhant Chaturvedi-Ishaan Khatter and Anil Kapoor-Varun Dhawan.