Karan Johar‘s talk show Koffee With Karan is one of India’s most popular celebrity chat shows. It is also the only one that has lasted eighteen years since its inception in 2004.

After many seasons of discussing female rivalry, celebrity exes, and sex, it appears that Karan has turned into a matchmaker for season 7.

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Season 7’s opening episode established Karan’s infamous coffee couch’s manifesting abilities. He said that many Bollywood couples met on the couch, and some of them got married, like Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif.

Both had confessed their crushes in earlier seasons of the show and are now married to them. Alia revealed that she has had a crush on Ranbir Kapoor for a very long time, whereas Katrina chose Vicky.

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Karan has always been buzzing with gossip about celebrities dating each other and who they want to date. The majority of the questions in the rapid-fire round are also about the same subject. However, with Season 7, Karan took the initiative to limit the conversation to his guest’s dating life.

If his guest is single, he will almost certainly ask them to name someone they want to date. They want a name, not just characteristics or behaviours.

As if that wasn’t enough, the director is also attempting to set people up. Karan then shared Sara and Janhvi’s conversation about cheese with Ananya Panday and Vijay Devarakonda in the third episode, and asked Vijay to choose one of the two. Vijay was embarrassed for sounding like an uncle when he refused to pick one. “You should own it,” Karan said, to which Vijya replied, “this is my way of owning it.”

Ananya Pandey, on the other hand, was not spared. As he continued to confirm Ananya’s relationship status, she was subjected to an inquisition. He asked Ananya not only about Aditya Roy Kapur, but also if she has a crush on Shah Rukh Khan’s son and bestie Suhana Khan’s elder brother Aryan Khan. Ananya has refused to say who she wants to marry, but she has stated that “I find Aditya Roy Kapur hot” and would not mind dating him.

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Karan even admitted in an interview that he wants to be Bollywood’s Seema, collecting the number of couples he can set up on his show. “I love the Vicky-Katrina romance,” he said in an interview. I love how it appeared out of nowhere, how beautiful it was, and how it all began on this couch. That romance appeals to me. I also enjoy the Ranbir-Alia romance because it began on the couch. I’ve changed my name to Sima Taparia.”

Koffee with Karan has several episodes to go with celebrities who are married and others who haven’t made their relationship status public. Karan is expected to continue pushing his agenda and set other celebrities up. Some of the other guests bound to be grilled about their dating life are Kiara Advani who is reportedly dating Siddharth Malhotra, Tiger Shroff who reportedly has parted ways with Disha Patani, and Kriti Sanon who has stayed mum about her dating life.

While some reactions lead to hilarious memes on social media, Karan needs to revamp his script. Fans don’t really turn up to watch actors talk among themselves or get set up for disastrous dates.