Karan Johar takes a dig at Bollywood wives for discussing fashion even at funerals

Ace filmmaker says behaviour of these wives inspired his Netflix series 'Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives.'

News Desk June 25, 2024

Renowned Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar took a dig at the wives of Bollywood actors saying that they discuss clothes and fashion even at funerals.

In an interview, Karan Johar expressed his shock and disappointment when he overheard the wives of Bollywood stars talking about their outfits and fashion at a funeral.

"I was deeply saddened and disturbed when I heard Bollywood star wives discussing clothes and fashion at a funeral. We were on the same flight, attending a funeral, and these four women were enthusiastically chatting about clothes," the leading film director recounted.

Karan Johar was taken aback by the insensitivity. "I was shocked that someone had passed away, and we were going to attend their last rites, but these women had no sense of occasion or concern."

He specifically mentioned Maheep Kapoor, wife of actor Sanjay Kapoor, as being particularly involved in the conversation.

This incident inspired him to create the Netflix series "Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives," which was followed by a successful second season.

The Netflix reality series "Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives" has garnered significant attention, both positive and negative, since its debut.

The show follows the lives of four middle-aged women - Neelam Kothari Soni, Maheep Kapoor, Seema Khan, and Bhavana Pandey - who are married to Bollywood actors of varying fame.

While the show promises a glimpse into the glamorous lifestyles of these "fabulous" women, reviews have been mixed. Some critics have praised the show's entertainment value and the genuine camaraderie between the friends, while others have criticized it as being overly scripted and portraying a pretentious, rather than truly "fabulous," lifestyle.

The series has also been compared to the popular "Real Housewives" franchise, with the women engaging in dramatic confrontations and flaunting their wealth.

Nonetheless, the show has managed to garner a significant following, particularly on social media, as viewers are drawn to the insider's view of the Bollywood social circuit.

The series, which premiered in 2020, showcases the private and professional lives of Bollywood actors' wives. Despite its success, it faced severe criticism for its excessive glamour and unnecessary display of wealth.


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