Social media users wonder whether Ranbir Kapoor and Hardik Pandya discussed Koffee with Karan during their meet-and-greet at the India Vs New Zealand match.
Hardik Pandya, Ranbir Kapoor chat at the stadium during India Vs New Zealand match.
Remember the days when actor Ranbir Kapoor and cricketer Hardik Pandya felt apologetic on marking their presence on the show ‘Koffee with Karan’? Keeping in view of this sentiment, fans of these two celebrities thronged social media handles today with their views, soon after a photo of them being seated together at the Wankhede Stadium went viral on social media. In the viral photo, Hardik and Ranbir can be seen having a serious discussion about something.
Ranbir Kapoor, Hardik Pandya's viral photo
Ranbir Kapoor and Hardik Pandya were present at the Wankhede Stadium last evening to watch the India Vs New Zealand ICC World Cup 2023. During the match, Hardik and Ranbir were spotted having a conversation with each other.
While a few internet users wondered that they must be discussing the match, many of them funnily remarked that they are ‘forming a gang against those in favour of continuation of Koffee with Karan’.
Attaching a photo of them from the stadium, one X user remarked, “Bhai mera baat sun lo, kabhi bhi apne Zindagi mein #KoffeeWithKaran aur maat jana.”
“The iconic star of the Indian cricket team #HardikPandya is having a conversation with the iconic star of the Indian film industry #RanbirKapoor. Lol,” wrote another X user.
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Actor Ranbir Kapoor made headlines when he declined an offer to appear as a guest on the talk show Koffee with Karan in 2022, despite his wife, Alia Bhatt, being the guest on the season premiere episode alongside actor Ranveer Singh. However, this decision wasn't entirely unexpected, as Ranbir had expressed negative views about the show in the past.
During an appearance on the now-defunct comedy collective AIB’s podcast in 2018, Ranbir voiced his opinion, stating that it seemed unfair that Karan Johar benefits from the show, while the movie stars who participate in it end up dealing with the controversies he generates. In 2018, Ranbir publicly said, “I am, I was forced this season (in 2022). Me and Anushka [Sharma, actress] were actually going to protest and get the film industry together, to stop this, it’s not fair…”
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In 2018, cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul faced significant backlash for their controversial comments on the talk show Koffee with Karan Season 6. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) responded by suspending the players and sending them back from Australia, where they were participating in a series against the Aussies. The cricketers had made misogynistic remarks about women on the show. Three years later, the Jodhpur High Court granted relief to the cricketers and Karan Johar in the case that had been registered against them.