Director Karan Johar recently won ‘Best Talk Show Host’ at Dada Saheb Phalke Awards. Karan Johar has been hosting the show ‘Koffee with Karan’ for over a decade now and has completed 5 successful seasons only to come back for a sixth one. There are not many talk shows in the country like in America hence it was not much of a surprise that a very mediocre host like him has won this prestigious award. Someone like Karan perhaps might not even stand the ground with the likes of Jimmy Kimmel as far world class host is concerned but India does not seize to celebrate the mediocrity.
Karan Johar is barely a film director if one actually notices his form of storytelling which has not really changed since 1998 and neither has his interview taking skills. He is not humorous or does anything novel but look at his friends from the industry and smile when they lie about their relationships only to hint the audience towards their esteemed cowardliness. People giving this award are not at fault because they don’t have too many options to choose from and considering what they have Karan is fine because at least he has sharp speaking skills.
Koffee with Karan works for the guests and not really the host. Since there are not many talk shows, only time fans get to see their stars paired up is Karan’s show which is why they end up watching it by default but given a good option they might not. Kara is known to keep a low profile of himself n the show but at the end of the day he is the one who ends up speaking a word or two more than the guest who were called upon to do nothing else but speaking about their ideologies to the audience.