The Netflix show stars Maheep Kapoor, Bhavana Pandey, Seema Khan and Neelam Kothari
Netflix India’s Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives was one of the most trending reality shows of 2020. Filmmaker Karan Johar revealed that he came up with the idea of the show while going for a condolence meeting with the four leading ladies.
Talking about the same, KJo told journalist Janice Sequeira, “These four ladies are very special to me and have been for nearly two-and-a-half decades. But I want to tell you, the origin of this show happened on a flight. We took a flight to Delhi, we were actually going for a condolence meeting. One of our friends lost their father. We were on a flight to Delhi and that’s when I realised, and I have always known it, that these four women are completely crazy.”
Furthermore, he added, “Because we were discussing our attire, much like Madhur Bhandarkar’s Page 3, whether Neelam had too much shine on her white kurta or whether Maheep was underdressed for a chautha. It was inappropriate and it was idiotic and it was so much fun that I said that the four of them have to be on a show. They made something even like a chautha sound like such a massive problem in what they were wearing to what was happening. And it was like they were talking nonsense. And then when we reached, we had to play-act that we were really sad, and on our flight back, we were talking rubbish.”
The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives also features the family members of the four leading ladies that include Sanjay Kapoor, Chunky Pandey, Sameer Soni, Sohail Khan among others.