On November 20, Madhur Bhandarkar issued a note on Twitter requesting Karan Johar and Dharma Productions' CEO Apoorva Mehta to change the title of their upcoming web series Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives. The filmmaker claimed that Karan stole the title of the Netflix show from his upcoming project titled Bollywood Wives. Now, 6 days later, Karan has issued a statement reacting to Madhur's allegation.
In the note, Karan wrote, "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. l 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."
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) November 26, 2020
Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives stars Seema Khan, Maheep Kapoor, Bhavana Pandey and Neelam Kothari Soni. It will premiere on Netflix on November 27.