The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives on Netflix is now out, and we got the four ladies to play a fun game and answer tricky questions.
The reality series is a first-of-its kind to peek into the everyday lives of Bollywood families. Produced by Karan Johar, The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives on Netflix has brought together Maheep Kapoor (married to Sanjay Kapoor), Bhavana Pandey (married to Chunky Panday), Neelam Kothari (married to Samir Soni), and Seema Khan (married to Sohail Kapoor). And the eight episodes track the mega glamorous lives led by the four ladies and their families, from debuting daughters at the French Le Bal to high octane travels all over the world.
The four ladies share that the making of the show was a fun ride and but more so because they had each other. “If it wasn’t for these three, I wouldn’t be doing the show…I put so much pressure on myself in the beginning, but by the end of it, it was as if the cameras weren’t even there. We had a blast shooting, because it wasn’t reading lines or playing a character — it was just being us!” To that, Bhavana adds, “The crew was really supportive, only touching upon things we were comfortable sharing.”
As for what made the ladies, who hail from famous families yet are never in direct public eye, agree to the show, Maheep says, “For me it was my kids, they had to be okay with it. And of course Sanjay and my closest people.”
Seema hopes that people see it for what it is. “It’s a light-hearted, fun show… a guilty pleasure. I hope people just laugh with us and at us, watch the bonds, the friendship, the madness–it’s meant to entertain you!”
Who are ‘The Fabulous Bollywood Wives’?
Maheep Kapoor is a jewellery designer and sister-in-law to Anil Kapoor. Her nieces and nephews include Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, and Harshvardhan Kapoor. She has a son, Jahaan, and daughter, Shanaya.
Neelam Kothari is a former actor and now a jewellery designer. She’s married to actor Samir Soni and they have a daughter.
Seema Khan is married to Sohail Khan, who is Salman Khan’s brother. She is a fashion designer, and they have two sons, Nirvaan and Yohan.
Bhavana Pandey is married to Chunky Panday and is the mother of actor Ananya Panday and Rysa.