Karan Johar reveals the idea for The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives came when they were going for a condolence meet
The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives that released last year on Netlfix gave an insight into the lives of four Bollywood wives- Bhavana Pandey, Maheep Kapoor, Seema Khan, and Neelam Kothari. Recently, Karan Johar who is a pivotal part of the show revealed that the idea for the same came while going for a condolence meeting with the four leads of the show.
During a Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives reunion on Clubhouse, Karan explained how he came up with the idea for the show. “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,” he said.
“Because we were discussing our attires, 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,” he added.
Karan also added that he was aware of their crazy sides, but thought that they need to be in front of the camera because barring Neelam, all three have never been in front of the camera but seem to be naturals.