Dharma Productions head Karan Johar on Thursday reacted to filmmaker Madhur Bhandakar’s accusation of stealing the title of his upcoming Netflix web-series, Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, from his personal upcoming challenge titled Bollywood Wives. The present that may premiere on Netflix, stars the 4 ‘Bollywood wives’ – Neelam Kothari, Maheep Kapoor, Bhavana Panday and Seema Khan. In an apology letter addressed to Bhandarkar, Karan Johar wrote that their relationship goes again a good distance and that he has all the time admired his work.
Karan Johar additionally apologised to Bhandarkar ‘for any grievance that has been caused to him during the course of the last few weeks’ and clarified that the title has been chosen protecting the ‘non-fiction format of their reality-based franchise series’ in thoughts.
Sharing the letter on his Twitter deal with, Karan Johar wrote, ‘To my pricey good friend @imbhandarkar,” together with the folded palms and a coronary heart emoji.
In the letter, 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.”
Apologising for the usage of such a title, Karan additional mentioned, “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 distine, I did not foresee it upsetting you as it has and for that I duly apologise.”
He additional asserted, “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 forward with. We guarantee you that the format, nature, viewers and the title of our sequence are completely different and wouldn’t in any method dent or encumber the exploitation of your work.”
He ended the letter saying, “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.”
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) November 26, 2020