He’s one of Bollywood’s biggest stars but has a reputation not just for a penchant for dodgy trousers but also being aloof and obnoxious in public.
But, it seems that controversial ‘Dabangg’ star Salman Khan is undergoing a re-invention of sorts.
In recent weeks he’s won over millions of new fans with his sensitive handling of the numerous tussles inside the Bigg Boss House.
Some commentators have even gone as far as to call him the nation’s favourite ‘Psycho-Analyst’, although that may be a stretch too far.
And now the 47-year-old actor who is famously averse to talk shows and press junkets is set to appear on ‘Koffee with Karan’, the kitschy, Indian version of Oprah hosted by the often outrageously camp filmmaker Karan Johar who has hosted everyone from Amitabh Bachchan to two of Ranbir Kapoor’s ex-flames. Both at the same time.
The latest season of the hit show will open with Salman and his writer father Salim being grilled on the famous coffee-coloured leather couch.
A promo for the Star TV show provides a tantalizing sneak peak into what is certain to be a juicy hour of trivia, with Salman quizzed about his reluctance to appear on the show as well as his glamorous former girlfriends, including Katrina Kaif.
Salman confesses that he’s always been “shy” and would have been “very uncomfortable” with the “personal” questions usually posed by Johar.
In another segment, the show’s famous ‘Rapid-Fire Round” of questions, Salman is asked about Katrina and which Bollywood star he would hook up with if he discovered he was gay; leading to the actor squirming with embarrassment and calling Johar a “Crazy Fellow”.
All that remains to be seen is if the famously forthright Karan Johar will broach the subject of Salman Khan’s most famous ex, Aishwarya Rai, who called her time with the temperamental actor a “nightmare”.Read More »