As every other Koffee With Karan ritual, no episode is complete without Karan Johar's mandatory relationship status questions and this time it was Ishaan Khatter who was at the end of it. He was the latest guest on the show who appeared on the show with Phone Bhoot co-stars Katrina Kaif and Siddhant Chaturvedi.

When asked by the show's host and Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar: "You broke up with Ananya Panday?", the Dhadak star replied, "Did I? Because you said she broke up with me recently". When asked about his equation with Ananya Panday at the moment, Ishaan said, "Yeah, I mean, I would hope to have her as a friend for the rest of my life. She is one of the most wonderful people I have known. She is a sweetheart, she really is. Anyone who has met her would say this. She genuinely is a sweetheart. And all pulpy questions aside, she is someone who is very dear to me and will always remain so". 

This confirms the rumors that Ananya Panday and Ishaan Khatter did indeed date for a brief amount of time. They co-starred in the 2020 film Khaali Peeli. They were spotted ushering in 2021 in the Maldives together. When Ananya appeared on KJo's show, the filmmaker asked her: "You broke up with Ishaan? You were dating Ishaan, then you broke up. Come on, everybody knew you were dating Ishaan", but Ananya refused to comment on KJo's question.

During the episode, there was also a mention of Ishaan's Dhadak co-star Janhvi Kapoor, who he was dating for a while a few years ago. When asked how is Janhvi Kapoor's number saved on his phone, Ishaan said, "It's Janhvi Boney Kapoor". KJo sure loves his gossip freshly brewed!