Karan Johar apologises to Madhur Bhandarkar for sequence title controversy: 'I didn’t foresee it upsetting you'

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Karan Johar apologises to Madhur Bhandarkar in an open letter &  | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspTwitter

Key Highlights

  • Karan Johar has issued a written apology to filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar on Twitter
  • He apologised for tweaking his sequence 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 notice

Just a few days again, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar shared a Twitter post towards Karan Johar and the Dharma Productions’ CEO Apoorva Mehta for allegedly copying the title of his sequence “Bollywood Wives” which he claimed belonged to him. He alleged that each Johar and Mehta named their sequence Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, regardless of figuring out that his venture was underway.

Bhandarkar urged the duo to not “dent” his venture because it was “morally and ethically” fallacious to tweak it. Now, Karan Johar has issued a public apology to Bhandarkar and has talked about that he did not foresee that such a change would upset him. He added that they’ve been working for a very long time and Johar has been an admirer of his work. 

He began the letter by saying, “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 crew had modified the title of the sequence to a unique one because 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, viewers and the title of their sequence are completely different and wouldn’t “dent”or “encumber the exploitation” of his work in any method.



KJo ended his notice by including, “I hope we can move away and onward from this and continue to make exceptionally good content for our audiences. I wish you the very best for all your endeavours and look forward to watching your work.”

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