Karan Johar apologises to Madhur Bhandarkar on Bollywood Wives title row: Clarifies format, title is different

After Madhur Bhandarkar had alleged Karan Johar had blatantly used his title ‘Bollywood Wives’ for his new show, Karan Johar has finally addressed the matter.
Karan Johar apologises to Madhur Bhandarkar on Bollywood Wives title row: Clarifies format, title is different
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Karan Johar’s upcoming series Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives has landed in boiling waters ever since it was announced. This happened after Madhur Bhandarkar had alleged that KJo had used his Bollywood Wives title for his new show on OTT platform. Expressing his disappointment over the same, Madhur had called it ‘morally and ethically wrong’. While Karan Johar had maintained a silence on the matter so far, as per the recent development, the filmmaker has now tendered an apology to Madhur.

Sharing a public apology on micro-blogging site Twitter, Karan clarified that the format, nature, audience and the title of his series is different. He also mentioned that he didn’t intend to upset Madhur or encumber the exploration of his work in any manner. KJo wrote, “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 to upsetting you as it has and for that I duly apologise. We assure you that the format, nature, audience and the title of our series are different and would not in any manned dent or encumber the exploration of your work.”

The Dharma Productions head honcho also emphasised that he has been an ardent admirer of Madhur’s work and also wished him best for his endeavours.

To recall, Madhur had earlier urged producers KJo and Apoorva Mehta to change the title of their web show. He had tweeted, “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.”

Also Read: Madhur Bhandarkar says Karan Johar blantantly used his Bollywood Wives title after film guild's rejection

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Anonymous 2 months ago

Karan is setting good example and he is good human being to apologize. Best of luck to your new show Fabulous lives......

Anonymous 2 months ago

Aunty KJO looks like he sounds: RIDICULOUS!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Is he drinking bleach again?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hate karan

Anonymous 2 months ago

kjo desperately trying to save gauri khan's tarnished image.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Really a mere mention of KJo is revolting! yuck!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

comments on the show's official trailer on Youtube is way more authentic and entertaining than the sad excuse of these women

Anonymous 2 months ago

Welcome to Karan Joharization of OTT

Anonymous 2 months ago

They should stop fighting for the title, it doesn't suit the wives anyhow and maybe try to put it as desperate "The miserable life of Bollywood wives", on point!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Karan you gotta work on proper apologies brother. The “however” and “clarification” was not convincing at all.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I saw the trailer somewhere and it was the worst. All reality shows are scripted, but these women are terrible actors, specially Sanjay Kapoor’s wife.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Is she worst actor than her husband or marriage of equals?? lol

Anonymous 2 months ago

Karan probably thought of calling it “ star wives” initially but then realized that their husbands were never stars!! They were barely actors!! Lol

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lol haha

Anonymous 2 months ago

Biggest joke is that none of these wives' husband's are bollywood heroes - they all are some flop forgotten people on big screen . And their wives are self-claiming themselves as bollywood wives . LOL. They are not Twinkle Khanna , Gauri Khan, Kiran Rao etc

Anonymous 2 months ago

i hate that neelam chose to participate in this crapola!!! she's actually been successful in her life and i hate to see her slumming it with the rest of them wannabes.

Anonymous 2 months ago

This change is Kangana’s victory. People who were reluctant to open up their grievances and unfairness before she started, now presenting them to public. People who never had to apologize for taking something away from someone just because they can, now apologizing in front of public. This is a healthy change. This is done by a fearless lady who unlike others didn’t keep the ugliness going on in Bollywood to herself. It cost her career, safety, security, and even her hard earned property, but she is a relentless fighter and others are following her steps. No one will keep their grievances and upsets to themselves any more and people who cause agony don’t dare to do it now. Bow to Queen.

Anonymous 2 months ago

No need to apologize... no one's going to watch this nonsense anyway!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Bollywood wives is not patented, it’s a tag we all use for star wives, so in my opinion Madhur Bhandarkar sir is wrong to assume that no one will use Bollywood wives in their titles , what else they would name that show

Anonymous 2 months ago

why am i not surprised this is kJo's brainchild??? ugh!!! this is cringe worthy on so many levels. "reality" based??? hahahaha!!! then it should be called a bunch of wannabe nobodies! i'd watch that show.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Stooped Karan ! Is aadmi ka koi deen dharam nahi!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Karan is becoming smarter if not kinder. Strictly speaking, the content of the how warrants the use of ‘bollywood wives’ in the title.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He was always trashy. I meant that he is now smartly trashy :D

Anonymous 2 months ago

neither smarter nor kinder....just trashier!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

"...exceptionally good content"? This show is a joke and an embarrassment to Indians! Please take if off air!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Flop Karan