As Emraan Hashmi celebrates his 44th birthday on Friday, we look back at the episode from 2014 when he made his debut on Koffee with Karan and called Aishwarya Rai “plastic” and dropped a few more bombs.
Emraan Hashmi made some remarks on his maiden appearance on Karan Johar’s talk programme Koffee with Karan in 2014 that not only made news for the day but also lingered with him for a very long time. Emraan had called Aishwarya Rai “plastic” on the program, and he even claimed that his well-known kiss with Mallika Sherawat in the 2004 film Murder was his worst onscreen.
Emraan found the remark to be a source of irritation. In a 2014 interview, Emraan told Hindustan Times, “I didn’t mean it. I’m a big fan of Aishwarya. It’s the format of the show. I can’t not say things and not win the hamper. I love her. I have always been a great admirer of her work. I knew people would make a big deal out of it… so what, people make a big deal out of nonsense all the time.” He also told Zoom TV in a different interview that “Karan pushes you to say these things” on the show.
When asked what he would find in Mallika Sherawat’s bedroom during the rapid-fire round, Emraan replied immediately, “An idiot’s handbook to success in Hollywood.”