Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives is a popular Indian reality television series that delves into the personal and professional lives of well-known Bollywood actors wives namely, Neelam Kothari, Maheep Kapoor, Bhavna Pandey, and Seema Kiran Sajdeh (previously known as Seema Khan). The Familiar Bollywood actors are Samir Soni, Sanjay Kapoor, Chunky Pandey, and Sohail Khan (divorced). Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives is popular for several reasons. Firstly, it offers a glimpse into the glamorous and often secretive lives of Bollywood celebrities and their families.
The show premiered on Netflix on November 27, 2020, and quickly gained a loyal fanbase. The first season offers an inside look into the glamorous and often chaotic lives of these four women as they navigate their social and personal lives in Mumbai’s high society. The show is full of drama, catfights, and gossip, which makes for great entertainment. The show’s producers have cleverly used the dynamics of the group of wives, their friendships, and their conflicts to create interesting storylines and moments.
With big success, a second season of the Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives was released on September 2, 2022. This season follows the same four women as they continue to balance their personal lives, careers, and relationships in the fast-paced world of Bollywood. With its drama, humor, and glimpses into the world of the rich and famous, Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives has become a must-watch for fans of reality television and Bollywood alike. The show has a lavish production budget, and the settings, locations, and wardrobes of the stars are incredibly opulent and extravagant. The show’s stunning visuals, coupled with the behind-the-scenes look at the lives of Bollywood stars, make it a fascinating watch for many viewers.
Some Scoops from Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives
Is antelope a dog, sheep or bear?
In the first season of the show, four women – Neelam Kothari, Maheep Kapoor, Bhavna Pandey, and Seema Kiran Sajdeh – travel to Dubai. In the second season, due to the pandemic, they can’t travel far, but they do go on a mini vacation to Jawai in Rajasthan for a jungle safari. While on the safari, they try to spot a leopard when their guide hears distress calls from an antelope. This indicates that a leopard might be nearby. Amid this tense situation, Seema tries to lighten the mood by asking Maheep if “antelope” is the name of a person, providing some comic relief.
Seema vs Seema
At the start of Season 2, Seema Sajdeh is seen removing ‘Khan’ from the nameplate of her home, indicating that she has separated from Sohail Khan. Throughout the season, her friends, particularly Maheep, attempt to find her a new partner, leading to discussions about Tinder and Bumble. Eventually, Seema Taparia, the original ‘Indian Matchmaker,’ makes an appearance, and a battle of nerves between the two Seemas ensues as they clash over their ideas about marriage. At one point, Taparia argues that if one can wait at an airport for a delayed flight, they can also adjust in their relationship, causing the other Seema to lose her cool.
Is Gauri Khan — the fifth ‘Fabulous Wife’?
The second season of Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives features a prominent appearance of Gauri Khan. While the previous season ended with a gala party hosted by Shah Rukh and Gauri, this season shows Gauri making several appearances. Additionally, there is a significant focus on branding, with one entire episode dedicated to a photoshoot for Gauri’s interior designing business. With all this attention, it makes one wonder if Gauri will become a full-time member of the group in the next season.
Fear of Missing out on Karan Johar
Despite being constantly criticized for allegedly promoting star kids over deserving talent, Karan Johar appears to be unphased by it all. However, he found himself at the center of yet another controversy when he admitted on an episode of Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives that he has a strong desire to be included in a chat group that consists of Suhana Khan (Shah Rukh’s and Gauri Khan’s daughter), Ananya Panday (Chunky’s and Bhavana’s daughter), Shanaya Kapoor (Sanjay’s and Maheep’s daughter), and Navya Naveli Nanda (Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter).
Soft Launch For Star Kids
Also read about Seven Bollywood Hit Movies that Defined the Decade
The show primarily revolves around Bollywood families, hence it’s not surprising to witness the presence of budding stars such as Janhvi Kapoor and Ananya Pandey. However, it appears to be a subtle strategy to give a soft launch to star kids like Shanaya Kapoor, who are yet to enter the Bollywood industry. Observing Maheep Kapoor obsessing over the preparations for Shanaya’s debutante ball in the first season can be overwhelming, especially for those who acknowledge the privilege surrounding them.
Ranveer Singh’s Appearance
Season 2 of Bollywood Wives features several celebrity cameos, but the most memorable one, in my opinion, is Ranveer Singh‘s appearance. The show doesn’t shy away from exploring the fantasies of the four women, and they all seem to have a crush on Ranveer.
In one episode, they visit the set of Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, where Ranveer is filming for Karan Johar. The scene they witness features Ranveer waking up in his bed wearing bright red underpants and taking a steamy shower. Later, in a conversation with Ranveer, Maheep confesses her infatuation with the charming husband of Deepika Padukone, and even the usually composed Neelam lets her guard down.
Conclusion Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives has gained a following due to its binge-watching appeal. The episodes are relatively short, and the show can be easily consumed in a single sitting, making it perfect for viewers looking to unwind and escape into a world of glitz and glamour.