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S ix years back, when he first made his debut on TV, many reacted with scepticism. “They said ‘you are a filmmaker. Why on earth are you attempting a talk show on TV? It is frivolous.’ But I went ahead and I am glad I did,” said Karan Johar who returns to the small screen, with yet another episode of “Koffee with Karan”. “I feel this programme has contributed in a big way to my identity as a filmmaker and as a human being. I actually love the fact that I am now more identified with my TV personality than my cinema. Why should film makers always just stand behind the camera?” He accepts that earlier there was a feeling that people from the big screen should not venture to the smaller one. “But with the tremendous success of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, all that changed. Today the small screen is dominated by the biggest names in Bollywood. I think that television is a great way of connecting with people and I just love doing it.”

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