Koffee with Karan returns with its seventh season on Disney+Hotstar. And, in its first episode, Karan hosted newly married Alia Bhatt along with energetic Ranveer Singh. And, as the episode was streamed on OTT yesterday, many netizens took to social media to discuss the show.
In case you haven’t watched the show, here’s a quick summary – Alia made revelations about her love story, her wedding day, her married life & her relationship with Ranbir’s exes! On the other hand, Ranveer opened up about his marriage, bedroom secrets and his relationship with Padukone’s parents! And, there were some more confessions and revelations!
While the internet is divided about the entertainment quotient of the episode, one thing that many netizens are talking about is Ranveer’s subtle dig at Karan & Alia over nepotism.
In a particular scene, you can see Ranveer speaking about Karan’s bias towards Alia in a humorous way. He says “It’s Koffee with Karan. There is a nepo bias. It’s fine. I was expecting this.” To which Alia calls him a sore loser.
While it may seem Ranveer was joking but netizens completely agreed with him. A Redditor started a thread where the clip of the show has been shared along with the caption: “Alia and Kjo really don’t know how to react coz they know what he is saying is true” Here’s what Redditors had to say about it.
1. People admired Ranveer for taking this subtle dig
“Ranveer was a total badass in this moment. He has reached a level of being in the “in” crowd enough that he has proven his talent/skill that he will always get work with good directors. Yet, he feels bulletproof enough to make such digs. More power to him.” – plangarexecutegar
“Loved it..that “thoda aur struggle karna padega” struck a raw nerve ,papa jo and his laadli were speechless..good job ranveer 👌.that’s how you give it back to obnoxious people out to bring you (and other talented outsiders) down. P.S yes I know ranveer isn’t an outsider technically but atleast he wasn’t handed over everything on a diamond platter like Queen Aloo.” – Poignant-musings
“I feel for Ranveer. The man has given many incredible performances in his career and yet never gets the same hype as Ranbir. But when Ranbir gives even a mediocre performance in something he is praised to the roof. Ranveer, these people don’t deserve you.” – shhnpnt
“This was so stupid from Karan to react like that. He could have diffused that situation pulling Ranveer in but he looks like an wannabe high school mean girl here.” – ditoxit1
2. Some people felt Alia & KJo acted like bullies
“Whatever little liking I had left for Alia is completely gone after watching this episode. She is pathetic and so insecure. So much love for Ranveer ( so glad he called them out like a boss), he came across as a real genuine person throughout. Alia and Karan should take some notes, bullies kahin ke!!” – Moh_Maya23
“this is so funny it reminds me of typical high school bullying. two people not being able to make comebacks so they join hands to gang up against him. alia just starts attacking him lol and you can see her get triggered and karan uses a good old “so what if we are.” maybe i’m reading too much into it bec of personal experience.Anyway lol this is going down as my top ranveer moment. he has my respect cause you have to have a strong back to be around these two drags as long as he has and give it back to em.” – erenyeagersbun
3. Some felt it was staged to manipulate the audience
“Tbh I think the whole thing was staged – (I think Kjo and ranveer definitely still have a good relationship because they are working together ultimately) – it was staged to make a statement about how Kjo + Alia are ok with being trolled and hated by the ‘nepo nepo gang’ and they will stick together, like what can anyone do about it vibe. But they tried to scapegoat ranveer into looking stupid while they projected themselves as “we couldn’t care less” and ultimately it backfired because audience dislikes them more now?!?” – snoooo321
“Are Karan and Alia so stupid that would script it to make RS even better? Alia looks genuinely taken aback and her tone changed. These ppl are total idiots and if this is scripted they suck at manipulation too because clearly I am siding with RS here in spite of disliking him.” – Zestyclose-Cicada280
Staged or not staged, people are definitely loving Ranveer for saying it out loud. What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.
*All the images are from Disney+Hostar