Recently, Koffee with Karan returned with its seventh season. In its first episode, Karan hosted Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh. And, as the show was streamed, our Facebook feeds were filled with show updates. Many write-ups about what happened on the show, who said what kind of articles appeared in our feeds.
No one can deny that there has been a lot of buzz around the show. But, while we were scrolling through these write-ups, we couldn’t stop ourselves from missing purane zaamane ke celeb talk shows that still have our hearts.
In recent times, Karan Johar’s show has been at the centre of many controversies. From people making controversial statements to saying mean things about their peers to passing sexist and regressive remarks, the show has been in news for quite some time now. Some such instances are when celebrities said mean things on Koffee with Karan.
While makers may think we audience enjoys these controversies, the reality is that we still miss the elegance and sophistication of the golden era of celeb talk shows. We miss the warmth of those shows that made celebrities so comfortable that they didn’t shy away from expressing their vulnerabilities. Here are some celeb talk shows from purana zamana that may remind you of simple times.
Rendezvous with Simi Garewal
No one can deny that Simi Garewal was a perfect host. How she would treat her guests with utmost respect and empathy was so impressive. With her poise and elegance, she added so much charm to the show that you couldn’t resist but fall in love with it.
The way she made her guests so comfortable was the reason behind her guests sharing their intimate feelings on national television. It was quite amazing how from Ratan Tata to Raveena Tandon to Saif Ali Khan to Aishwarya Rai to Sushmita Sen opened up about their lives and unheard life stories.
When Raveena Tandon spoke about her engagement with Akshay Kumar
And, how he promised to marry her once his shoot was done!
Even when you watch these episodes today, they are equally inspiring and magical!
Star Yaar Kaalakar (1997)
Another elegant show that we must add to this list is Star yaar Kalakaar. This 90s reality show was aired on Sony TV. The show was presented by the famous film and TV personality Farida Jalal and her great skills made the show so much more engaging. Do you know this show took the ratings of the Sony TV channel to the top when Zee TV was the most popular channel?
Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (2002-2007)
Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai was one of the most loved celebrity talk shows. Farooq Sheikh at his best revealed the real-life of popular celebrities as he interviewed them, their families and friends. From Shah Rukh Khan to Sushmita Sen to many more, this show had some great episodes that touched our hearts.
Do you know the first season was aired on TV in 2002? But, people loved the show so much that the makers were asked to come up with another season, which premiered in 2006!
Weren’t these shows exemplary? These shows warmed our hearts so much with the inspirational stories that we still crave for good quality talk shows that are much more than gossip, bitching and mean things! What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.