21 December 2023
On the current episode of Koffee with Karan, actor Ajay Devgn’s dry humour was on full show, as he cracked jokes about his wife, Kajol, and his film industry peers, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Akshay Kumar. Rohit Shetty, the director of Singham and Golmaal, joined Ajay on the episode. The rapid fire round began with Ajay shooting a shot directly at Karan Johar, alluding to their well-publicized feud in the mid-2010s. Karan was Ajay’s’sworn nemesis’ in the film industry.
Saying, “Bank balance wise, I think Shah Rukh.” was Ajay’s response when asked which celebrity is more bankable, Shah Rukh or Salman Khan. “Yes,” replied Karan, “especially this year.” Three films were released by Shah Rukh in 2023; two of them, Jawan and Pathaan, went on to become his biggest hits; the third, Dunki, opened in theatres on Thursday. After that, Ajay was asked to choose one thing from Shah Rukh, Salman, and Akshay Kumar’s careers that he would like to take. Regarding Salman, he said, “single status.” Shah Rukh was commended by him for “his business acumen.” In response to a question concerning Akshay, he said, “His eight-hour shift contract, and finishing in 40 days.”
In addition, Ajay mocked his chatty wife Kajol, stating he couldn’t bear her recent obsession with social media and taking pictures to post. He said that when she asks him to pose for pictures with her, he becomes annoyed with her. Ajay said that his son Yug’s query at the age of seven, “Why do you work so hard?” was the most peculiar question he had ever received from a child. Ajay said that he works to give his family a stable future, to which Yug replied, “But can money buy happiness?” Karan was touched by Yug’s expertise and called him a “old soul.”
When Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay, Karan and Ajay’s films, were about to collide at the box office, they got into a fight. After the birth of Karan’s twins, Yash and Roohi, many years later, the conflict also caused a gap between Karan and Kajol.