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Orry spills his social media game plan on Koffee With Karan Season 8 finale episode

The Koffee Awards were announced by a special jury of comedians Tanmay Bhat, Sumukhi Suresh, Danish Sait and Kusha Kapila

Ratnalekha Mazumdar Calcutta Published 18.01.24, 04:18 PM
Orry in a blue jacket; (right) Koffee Awards jury of Tanmay Bhat, Danish Sait, Sumukhi Suresh and Kusha Kapila with host Karan Johar

Orry in a blue jacket; (right) Koffee Awards jury of Tanmay Bhat, Danish Sait, Sumukhi Suresh and Kusha Kapila with host Karan Johar Instagram

A tell-all with Orry — social media star and the common friend of many Bollywood celebrities — turned out to be more entertaining than the conversations with the celebrities themselves on Koffee With Karan Season 8. After appearing on Bigg Boss Season 17 as a special guest for a couple of days, Orhan Awatramani, or “mononymous Orry”, showed up as the finale episode guest of the celebrity chat show. Here are the highlights of Koffee with Karan Season 8 Episode 13, streaming on Disney+Hotstar.

Karan introduces Orry

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Karan Johar introduced Orry as someone who, in his own words, is “loved but misunderstood” in his friends’ circle and is “terminally online”. “Orry is literally everywhere and so is his signature pose,” said Karan, referring to Orry’s presence at film events, parties, premieres and fashion shows, and the way he poses with celebrities for the cameras.

For Koffee With Karan, Orry wore a coordinated set with his own face motifs over it, which he named ‘Orry-jis’ (like emojis). He went on to announce that he would soon come up with his branded stickers and emojis for his fans and followers. He used a pen as a hair pin to hold up his bun and said he carried it to sign autographs in a jiffy.

Orry is planning his downfall and comeback

Karan summed up Orry’s successful social media journey as a model “human startup idea”, where one developed the idea, then monetised it and later grew it big as a brand.

But Orry isn’t too perturbed about losing his 15 minutes of fame. “ I am not an actor. I consider my life the movie I am acting in,” he said, accepting the fact that fame got to his head and there was a change in his attitude as he had convinced himself that he was better than everyone. Orry also revealed that he is planning his own downfall because he believes “the brighter stars burn out the fastest”. And that after a while, he would strategically plan his own comeback.

Orry’s Relevance Room

“I am here to serve me,” declared Orry, sharing how he has turned social media trolling and brickbats to his advantage. “If you are putting shade on me, I am making money. You are making memes, I am making money,” he said calmly. Orry keeps an eye on all kinds of comments on him and often sends gifts to whoever makes memes on him, so that they would do it again and make his “brand” even bigger.

Though he didn’t reveal anything about his background, Orry did give a glimpse of his social media game plan (yes, he has one!). He has appointed “minions” (members of his team) whom he calls Orry 1, Orry 2, Orry 3, Orry 4 and Orry 5, who “dress, think, struggle and hustle” like him.

In “the Orry office”, there is a “relevance room” where his minions create mood boards and pitch ideas to keep him relevant. Orry disclosed having hired three “silent doppelgangers” to move around. “I can’t be everywhere. There are lookalikes to hold fire until I arrive, for the first 20 minutes. They just don’t talk. They get clicked, they hold the base,” said Orry.

Dating five people simultaneously

Orry disclosed that he is dating five people at the same time because “You are young once. Live first, die young”. Also, these five people have no clue about it. “I don’t want them to find each other and rip each other off. I am a cheater. Once you are married, you can’t cheat,” said Orry. He said he would like to marry someone who is rich and is in a constant need for a lot of attention.

Orry’s star besties

Known to be close to all Bollywood star kids, Orry refused to pick a favourite and instead called them his “family”. Kajol’s daughter Nysa is like his “younger sister”, Janhvi Kapoor is his “guru” and Khushi is his “same-age sister”.

Asked to choose his favourite episodes from Season 8, Orry went for the ones starring his friends – Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor, followed by Rani Mukerji-Kajol and Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh. His main peeve with Season 8 was that there was no gossip and he was in no mood to “relate to any celebrity’s common life issues”.

Koffee and awards with comedians

The chat with Orry was followed by the Koffee Awards announcement by a special jury comprising comedians Tanmay Bhat, Sumukhi Suresh, Danish Sait and Kusha Kapila.

The comedian gang dropped a few truth bombs about Season 8, like how Karan constantly interrupted his guests with his tales of “trauma and loneliness”. Danish called the season a “snoozefest”, while Sumukhi questioned the “wholesome family-friendly tone” unlike the bold and brazen stance of the previous seasons. Karan agreed that the celebrity guests of Season 8 weren’t as candid as those of the past seasons. To avoid a PR nightmare situation, Karan said he urged celebrities to go real if they couldn’t get scandalous.

Of the six categories of awards, the ‘best moment’ went toKajol and Rani Mukerji laughing their heart out, the ‘best rapid fire round’ went to Saif Ali Khan and Ananya Panday jointly, the ‘best episode’ was shared by Kajol-Rani Mukerji and Deepika-Ranveer Singh. The best performance male and female awards went to Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. The ‘best Koffee burn’ was awarded to Varun Dhawan for roasting Karan Johar.

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