Director Madhur Bhandarkar had earlier accused filmmaker Karan Johar of using his titled Bollywood Wives and tweaking it to The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, a reality show that is currently streaming on Netlfix and is from the Dharma Productions stable.
The show features four ‘Bollywood wives’ – Neelam Kothari, Seema Khan, Maheep Kapoor and Bhavana Panday.
Now, Karan Johar has penned an open letter to Madhur Bhandarkar. Read:
“Dear Madhur, Our relationship goes back a long way and we have both been a part of this close-knit industry for many, many years. Through all these years. I have been an ardent admirer of your work and I have always wished the best for you. I know you have been upset with us. I humbly apologise for any grievance that has been caused to you during the course of the last few weeks. However, I would want to clarify that we have chosen this new and different title -The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives keeping in mind the non-fiction format of our reality-based franchise series.
As our title was distinct, I did not foresee it upsetting you as it has and for that I duly apologise. I want to inform you that we have been promoting our series with the hashtag “Fabulous Lives” on all social media platforms, which is the franchise title we intend to go ahead with. We assure you that the format, nature, audience and the title of our series are different and would not in any manner dent or encumber the exploitation of your work.
I hope we can move away and onward from this and continue to make exceptionally good content for our audiences. I wish you the very best for all your endeavours and look forward to watching your work.
Watch the trailer for the show below: