Bollywood director Madhur Bhandarkar on Friday filed a complaint against Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions in the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA) for misusing the title ‘Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives’ for his Netflix show. In the tweet, Madhur wrote – Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta had asked me if they can name their series Bollywood Wife. I refused them because one of my projects was going to be released under the same name.
Dear @karanjohar U & @ apoorvamehta18 had asked me 4 the title #BollywoodWives for web, which I refused, as my project is underway. It is Morally & ethically wrong u to tweak it to #TheFabulousLivesofBollywoodWives. Pls do not dent my project. I humbly request u to change the title.
– Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) November 20, 2020
In the tweet, Madhur further writes, calling his series Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, he has done the wrong thing. Do not harm my project. Please do not waste my project. I have a humble appeal to you to change the title. Let me tell you, this tweet of Madhur is becoming very viral. Fans are also giving their respective feedback on this tweet. Some are favoring Karan and some are telling Karan as an accused.
The show will be released on Netflix on 27 November. It is based in the lives of wives of Bollywood actors Seema Khan, Maheep Kapoor, Bhavna Pandey and Neelam Kothari Soni. The trailer of the show was released last Friday and features Shah Rukh Khan, his wife Gauri Khan, Bhavna’s daughter Ananya Pandey, Sanjay and Sameer in guest roles. Let me tell you, Madhur Bhandarkar’s last directorial film was Indu Sarkar in 2017. It starred Neil Kulin Mukesh, Anupam Kher and Manav Vij in the lead roles.