Madhur Bhandarkar recently shared that the title of upcoming reality TV series Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives is similar to what his project is named. He requested makers Karan Johar and Apurva Mehta to change their Netflix show's name.
The director wrote that Johar and Mehta had requested him to use the title Bollywood Wives for a web show. After Bhandarkar refused, they went ahead with their project with a modified title, Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives.
"Please do not dent my project. I humbly request u to change the title," Bhandarkar wrote in the tweet while requesting a title change.
Here is the post
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.
" Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) November 20, 2020
Times of India writes that the director has even filed a complaint against Dharma Productions with Pictures Producers' Association (IMPPA).
Bhandarkar's last project was Indu Sarkar in 2017 with Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher, and Tota Roy Chowdhury.
Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives will feature Sohail Khan's spouse Seema Khan, Sanjay Kapoor's wife Maheep Kapoor, Chunky Pandey's wife Bhavana Pandey and Neelam Kothari, who is married to Samir Soni.
The reality show premieres on the OTT platform on 27 November.