It was the glorious year of 2010. I may be using the word ‘glorious’ loosely, but in my defense it was the year of Shahid Kapoor-Priyanka Chopra‘s on and off romance, Ranbir Kapoor‘s alleged cheating on Deepika Padukone with Katrina Kaif (
because Salman Khan doesn’t scare him apparently!) and Deepika’s subsequent affair with Sid Mallya. It was also the year of Koffee With Karan Season 3 and you know what that meant, right? It meant a critical analysis of all of the above.
So on re-watching one of my all time favourite Koffee episodes – the one with Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor – I thought I’d make some notes. Notes about the most ah-mazing things the duo said on the show (because remember how fun Rakhi Sawant‘s episode was?). In retrospect, it probably is the only time we saw Deepika being this candid.
Sonam: Ranbir is a great friend. But I don’t know if he’s a great boyfriend. Honestly speaking. He’s a really nice guy, he’s got family values, he’s really respectful. I’ve known Ranbir all my life but as a boyfriend, I don’t know… she did a great job at hanging on to him for so long
Deepika: *takes a bow* thank you!
Deepika: He’s a wonderful friend to have. I think he needs to work on his boyfriend skills a bit.
Sonam: We’re so young. I don’t think relationships are meant to be long term.
Deepika: The clarification was not me.
Sonam: My mum always said never talk about how much you’re earning or who you’re dating, it’s tacky.
Deepika: It’s something that I thought was correct at the time. And I’ve never regretted it. And I’ve never thought about removing it. I know the media is constantly saying ‘she’s taken it off!’ … and all kinds of things. It’s very much there and I have no plans of taking it off.
Sonam: Scars of battle!
Sonam: What were we talking about?
Karan: Ranbir Kapoor!
Sonam: Oh. I forgot.
Karan: Is he that easy to forget?
Sonam: Most men are!
Deepika: I don’t know Katrina too well to like or dislike her.
Karan: An advice you’d like to give Katrina?
Deepika: Can I ask her a question instead?
Deepika: Can I see your passport?
Even though most people think the question was to confirm Kat’s age, it was apparently a dig at her because rumours were rife that Katrina had traveled to the US to meet Ranbir during his Anjaana Anjaani shoot and Deepika wanted to scan her passport for immigration stamps. Ouch!
Deepika: If we have a separate graveyard for actresses…
Sonam: We’d know who’s done what because all the plastic stuff will be left behind.
“Plop Plop!” remember?
Sonam: Who the hell is she? She writes bad books!
Karan: What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with Sid Mallya?
Deepika: Never want to get out of the elevator!
Deepika: Endorse a condom brand.
Interestingly though, Ranveer Singh, Deepika’s current boyfriend, endorses a condom brand. Amazing how things work out, no? #Serendipity
See! There’s a reason this episode is legendary!