Karan Johar Gets Real: Opens Up About His Rejections on a Dating App

Karan Johar, the maestro behind iconic Bollywood romances, has given us classics like “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” and is now gearing up for the premiere of “Koffee With Karan Season 8” alongside Bollywood power couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. But there’s a twist in the tale, as even the master of romance himself has faced his share of rejections, not on the silver screen, but in the world of dating apps.

KJo’s Journey in the World of Dating Apps

In a candid conversation with Bollywood Hungama OTT India Fest, Karan Johar spilled the beans about his experience with a dating app called Raya. He revealed, “Well, I did try once on Raya because I was told Raya is for people in the entertainment industry.”

The Unexpected Turn

Karan’s journey in the digital dating world didn’t quite turn out as expected. He confessed that every time he showed interest in someone and tapped that ‘like’ button, they simply “didn’t respond.” Facing multiple rejections, KJo realized that the people on the other end might have assumed he was just a “fake account.”

Facing Rejection

Reflecting on this experience, Karan Johar humorously added, “But every time I tick someone, they didn’t tick me back or whatever, or didn’t respond. I felt multiple rejections and then realized that I thought they thought that I was a fake account.” He further mentioned that the constant rejections made him feel like he was being overly lenient in his approach.

Looking Ahead to ‘Koffee With Karan Season 8’

While Karan Johar might have faced some ‘swipes left,’ his professional life is as bright as ever. He’s all set to kickstart “Koffee With Karan Season 8” with none other than the Bollywood royalty couple, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. He recently shared the promo of the first episode, expressing his excitement for this star-studded debut.


Karan Johar, the master storyteller of love on screen, shared a delightful insight into his real-life dating app adventures. It’s a reminder that even the most successful and influential individuals face the same dating dilemmas as the rest of us. With “Koffee With Karan Season 8” on the horizon, we can’t wait to witness the magic he’ll create on television once again. Stay tuned for this exciting season!