Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor had appeared recently on The Kapil Sharma Show to promote their upcoming film Befikre.Though Ranveer was asked all sorts of “toilet” questions (farts and flushes), Vaani was spared the ignominy. Because they were “really mean questions for a girl to answer”.In an effort to research what is going on with his wife, Joel (Timothy Olyphant) has been visiting occult bookstores.He finally hits the jackpot at one where he sees art on the wall depicting Sheila’s experience—the vomiting, the red chunk she threw up, and the whole turning into a zombie thing.In fact, everyone had such a good laugh finding out about the sexual activities of their favourite actors that the host had to concede it was one of the most entertaining segments of his show. Usually, what we see is heroines having to explain what they were doing at a restaurant with a man and repeatedly denying their relationships – until they get married. But this situation I just asked you to conjure up isn’t entirely hypothetical.All of it did happen last Sunday, but with just one insignificant difference – the questions were asked to two leading actors and not ‘actresses,’ as we call them. Though his films talk of extramarital relationships, homosexuals and Indian diaspora, and his talk show gets out of the biggest celebrities all that every gossip magazine/website dreams of, Karan Johar is yet to revolutionise his couch.
“The make-up of flatus gases is no different in people with IBS than in others, but some differences have been noticed.Sample these questions: Have you had a threesome or been part of an orgy? Now imagine them having a good time answering them, giving out all the juicy details without batting an eyelash or mincing a syllable. In poor taste, and totally exposing the private lives of the women concerned to the public – so they could be mocked, scorned at, and judged at leisure, over and over again. Not one eyebrow was raised or a traditionalist offended. We have never seen anything of the sort on Indian television. Imagine these questions being thrown at two women actors on the anvil of stardom by a superstar filmmaker on a popular chat show televised across the nation and beyond.Progressive as he may be with his bold themes, Johar plays it safe with women guests on his chat show, much like everyone else in the industry and the people around us. Firstpost recently interviewed Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das ahead of the release of their film 31st October.While the interviewer asked all sorts of sex-related questions to Vir (would you pay or get paid every time you have sex, would you have someone watch you have sex or watch them instead), he focused majorly on relationships when questioning Soha, who – it was readily perceived – happens to be “conservative and shy”.