STAR World, the English general entertainment channel from the STAR India stable, has announced that it will bring back the widely popular celebrity chat show, 'Koffee with Karan'. The show, hosted by noted Bollywood director Karan Johar, will sport the tagline 'Behind the Scenes. Beneath the Sheets' in its new season.
Johar (director, producer, actor and judge of popular celebrity dancing reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa) has recently shot a promo for the latest season, where he is seen in a "special Broadway-esque musical," marking the first look of what Season four has in store.
Koffee with Karan has been aired on other channels of the network like Star Plus and STAR One. The first season of the show was launched in April 2004. Thereafter, the second season was launched in February 2007 and the third season in November 2010.
The other celebrity based chat shows that have appeared on Indian television are Anupama Chopra's The Front Row (STAR World), 'Simi Selects India's Most Desirable' (STAR World), 'Rendezvous with Simi Garewal' (STAR World).
'Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai' (Zee TV) was also a celebrity chat show that peeked into the lives of many Bollywood actors through interviews with them, their families and friends. It was hosted by Bollywood actor Farooq Shaikh and later by Suresh Oberoi. It had premiered in March 2002 and was brought back in 2006 due to the immense success of the first season.