Many celebs are alleged to have declined karan Johar's invitations to appear on the show. In order to participate in the show back then, celebrities had to excitedly await a call from KJo. They formerly believed that appearing on this show would increase their reputation and status. However, after the rise in popularity of social media apps like instagram and FB, things have changed. These changes caused KJo's Koffee With karan to lose its lustre, but this is actually not the main reason for its waning appeal.
There were a few events that occurred during the previous season that caused a ruckus across the country. In the first, hardik pandya discusses his relationships with numerous women, which led to several warnings from the BCCI. Later, sara ali khan disclosed her crush on karthik Aryan, and saif ali khan enquired as to whether the young actor was wealthy or not. These issues were highly contentious, and celebrities began to worry about having to participate on this show.