"I am unaware about Karan Johar hosting 'Oye! It's Friday'" - Farhan Akhtar
By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network
While some media reports have gone overboard in declaring Karan Johar as the next host for 'Oye! It's Friday', the current host of the show has expressed ignorance about the latest developments. As per Farhan Akhtar, he doesn't have a clue about Karan Johar being roped in and has himself read about it only on the websites.
"There have been some rumors that Karan Johar is going to be hosting the show in future but I haven't really got any first hand information on this. Even I have read it on only on the web", says Farhan whose transition from being a director/actor/singer to a host has met with its share of followers and detractors.
So is he going to continue the show for many more episodes to come? "I was always meant to host 12 episodes of 'Oye! It's Friday' and I am going by that commitment. There was never any doubt about this since I myself wanted to be a part of this for only this duration. I have Luck By Chance releasing on 30th January and had to eventually get busy with the film. Then there is also Kartik Calling Kartik in which I am acting so the understanding about my time commitment to the show was always there", explains Farhan.
As per the reports, the show was always meant to have prominent directors hosting it. If it isn't Karan, then who are the other possible choices? "I don't have any idea about that though my only hope for the show is that the host along with the makers can maintain the kind of humor that is required. I guess that's most important since there is a certain quality and profile to 'Oye! It's Friday' that makes it so special", says Farhan.
On a parting note, he does raise a question though on the possibility of Karan Johar hosting the show, "As per my understanding, Karan is currently in Los Angeles shooting for his film with Shah Rukh Khan and would be there for some more time before their schedule is through. Given the circumstances, I am not too sure how it would be possible for Karan to host the show while being in US."
Point taken Farhan. It's over to the makers of 'Oye! It's Friday' to announce their next host for the show!