This is the first time Shah Rukh will be skipping the popular show, hosted by his good friend and filmmaker Karan Johar, which is in its fourth edition. (Agencies)
The 48-year-old "Chennai Express" actor has appeared in all the previous seasons of the chat show, which revolves around celebrities from the film industry.
In the first two seasons, SRK appeared in the opening episode itself. In the first one (2004), the "King Khan" came with Kajol and in the next one he was accompanied by Kajol and Rani Mukerji.
In the third season he appeared solo.
"He (Shah Rukh) won't be coming on the show this time," a source said.
The first episode of season four, which started in December last, opened with Salman Khan, who appeared on the talk show for the first time.
'Koffee with Karan' will have actresses Alia Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra in the final episode which will be aired on coming Sunday on 'Star World'.
"This Sunday will be last celebrity episode and the finale episode will be best of 'Koffee with Karan'," the source said.
Alia had earlier appeared on the show with 'Student of the Year' co-stars Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra. This would be her second appearance in season four.
This is the first time Shah Rukh will be skipping the popular show, hosted by his good friend and filmmaker Karan Johar, which is in its fourth edition.