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What prompted Karan Johar to replace Fawad Khan with Shah Rukh-Alia on his show?

The last-minute decision has come as a surprise. 

Keyur Seta

It was recently confirmed that Fawad Khan would be the first guest on Karan Johar’s television show, Koffee With Karan. The actor is also a cast member in the filmmaker’s upcoming film, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. However, as per latest reports, the decision of having him on the first episode has been revoked. The reason for this isn’t officially out.

As we all know, the recent terrorist attacks on Uri has prompted few political parties to oppose the film’s release since it has Khan, a Pakistani actor, in it. Hence, it is speculated that this might be the reason for the decision made by the makers of the TV show. 

Reports also mention that the first episode will now see Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt as guests. The two actors are cast together in Gauri Shinde’s next, Dear Zindagi. In all seasons of Koffee With Karan, Shah Rukh has always been the first guest on the show. And now with the latest decision, the tradition will continue. 

But it will be interesting to see if Khan would make it to the show at all in this season due to the ongoing controversy.