Last night’s episode of Koffee with Karan featuring Nargis Fakhri and Freida Pinto was pushed back from its usual time from 9.00 pm to 11.00 PM so if you missed it, it isn’t your fault. One wonders about the reason for this – did they want to give another airing to the Raneer Singh and Arjun Kapoor episode to boost the fortunes of Gunday, or is it that this most recent episode featuring Nargis Fakhri and Freida Pinto was just too risqué for prime time consumption!
And risqué it was – it was fun, spontaneous, enjoyable and more; was as unlike as the previous episode as could be. Where both episodes featured two beautiful women each, episode 13 featuring Madhuri and Juhi on Koffee with Karan was restrained and even a little staid; rather polite and correct whereas episode 14 with Freida and Nargis was a frank, very entertaining and full of fun.
The two young women on yesterday’s show had several things in common – a rather modest body of work, an American accent and great looks. However where Freida has crossed over from East to West, for Nargis it has been the other way around.
Koffee with Karan – Nargis Fakhri and Freida Pinto (Episode 14, Season 4)
- Freida spoke about an encounter she had were Angelina Jolie spoke to her at an awards function. Alas what she said, or rather the way she said it, made her sound star struck rather than a star herself
- Freida admitted that she has been dating Dev Patel for over 4 years and that he was just 17 when they first met
- When Nargis was introduced and Karan Johar asked her about her being a “ghetto-girl” she spoke about belonging to a really bad neighbourhood in Queens and how she didn’t have too many aspirations apart from just wanting to get out of the place
- As the daughter of a Czech mother and a Pakistani father she always wanted to travel and when she started to model she found this was a great way for her to see the world
- According to Freida, she enjoys being a little of an outsider and then enjoys coming back home every now and again
- Nargis has had a lot of trouble rebuffing the advances of importunate Indian men who assume certain things about her
- At one point there was a rumor printed about her – that she was living with two men at the same time (one of them was Shahid Kapoor)
- Karan Johar asked Nargis if she was dating Uday Copra and she did not deny it
- Her name in Spanish means butt cheeks and sometime she introduces herself as such
- Freida also shared that her name means something rather unmentionable in Portuguese
- She believes in embracing her femininity which is why she decided to do the Bruno Mars video about a stripper. Turns out that apart from Danny Boyle’s movie Slumdog Millionaire and some ads there is really very little that she has done in terms of actual work. This is the Bruno Mars video called Gorilla
- Nargis admits that she has a stripper fantasy but that she is too shy to do it because in real life she is a shy puppy
- As someone who didn’t speak Hindi at all, it was really difficult for her to mouth the dialogue of Rockstar
- Freida admitted that commercial Hindi cinema is not her strength
- Nasrgis spoke briefly about her upcoming film with Varun Dhawan
- The two women had a fun time discussing a certain part of the female anatomy – there were a lot of laughs all round
- If Nargis had to have a gay encounter she would choose to have it with Priyanka Chopra, and if she decided to have a threesome, it would be with Deepika Padukone and Freida ( a theme both women elaborated on much further as the show progressed)
- According to Nargis, Ranbir Kapoor is both a mama’s boy and a gossip queen
- According to Freida, everyone secretly wants to win an Oscar
At the end of the Rapid Fire round, Karan confessed to being very confused about choosing the winner and after some consideration, decided it was a tie. One of them would have the hamper right then and the other one would have another delivered to them. After making a great start and even helping out Nargis a bit, Freida lost the Koffee Quiz. For frankness, spunk and sheer fun, this was one of the most entertaining episodes of Koffee with Karan till date!
And as promised, here is the full episode of last week’s episode of the show – Enjoy! Until next week
By – Reena Daruwalla
Video and Image courtesy the Star World India Official YouTube Channel