Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar's appearance on Koffee with Karan won't air until August 12, but I've already gone goo-headed(*) in anticipation. Here's a breathless preview that lists just a few of the burning questions we'll get answers to:
"Which film, besides Don, deserves a remake according to Javed Akhtar? Which recent song does he wish he had written? How would he describe Koffee with Karan in a couplet? Which Don does he prefer- the old one or the new one? Who according to Shabana ji is the most talented actress in Indian cinema? Who according to her is the most stunning looking woman? If she had Sonia Gandhi's private number, what would she like to tell her?"If this were Coffee with carla (no arrant Ks in my world) things would be a little different. I wouldn't bother asking who is the most talented actress in Indian cinema or the most stunning, because the answer, obviously, would be sitting right there on my couch. Instead, I'd turn to my List of Impertinent Questions (the "LIQ") (**) - that collection of facts about Shabana ji that are absolutely none of my business but that I'm dying to know anyhow.
Until Shabana ji and Javed sahib find their way to Coffee with carla, though, we'll make do with Karan Johar's interview. I'm not sure yet where to find it, but I think it will be available for download at one of these two websites. Stay tuned!
(*) That was just for you, Beth.
(**) So was that.