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
Karan Johar and Dharmatic Entertainment have landed up in hot waters with their soon-to-be releasing web series titled Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Lives. Much to everyone’s shock, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has filed a complaint against Karan Johar for misusing his title ‘Bollywood Wives’. The filmmaker took to social media to humbly request KJo and makers of the web series to change the title. Bhandarkar has claimed that Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta had asked him for the title ‘Bollywood Wives’ and they tweaked it to ‘Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives’ for the web series, without his consent.
According to a report in Republic, the Fashion director filed a complaint in Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association (IMPPA) against Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Bhandarkar sent a letter to IMPPA via email, to which they responded and mentioned that they have not registered the title in the favour of Dharma Productions. The IMPPA also sent a letter to Dharma Productions to submit their reply on the issue and change the title with immediate effect. The email letter is also marked to Netflix. In their reply to Bhandarkar, IMPPA approved the title ‘Bollywood Wives’ and informed that Dharma Productions are using the similar title ‘illegally and without any authorisation’.
On Twitter, Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted, “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.”
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