Karan Johar apologises to Madhur Bhandarkar for series title controversy



After Madhur Bhandarkar shared a tweet against Karan Johar and Dharma Productions’ CEO Apoorva Mehta, Johar has now issued an apology for tweaking the headline of the series, Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives.

  • Karan Johar has issued a written apology to filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar on Twitter
  • He apologised for tweaking his series title, Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives
  • “I did not foresee it upsetting you as it has and for that, I duly apologise,” Johar wrote in his note

A few days back, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar shared a Twitter post against Karan Johar and the Dharma Productions’ CEO Apoorva Mehta for allegedly copying the title of his series “Bollywood Wives” which he claimed belonged to him. He stated that both Johar and Mehta had alleged named the series Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, even though his project was underway.

He urged the duo not to “dent” his project as it was “morally and ethically” wrong to tweak it. Now, Karan Johar has issued a written public apology for Bhandarkar and shared that he didn’t foresee that such a change would upset him. He added that they have been working for a long time and Johar has been an admirer of his work.

He started the letter with, “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.”

He shared that the team had changed the title of the series to a different one as it was “distinct” and for that, he apologised. He 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 it upsetting you as it has and for that, I duly apologise.”

Further, he assured Bhandarkar that the format, nature audience and the title of their series are different and would not in any manner “dent” or “encumber the exploitation of your work.”

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