Karan Johar’s Open Letter To Madhur Bhandarkar Over Accusation Of Stealing Title
Mumbai: After filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar alleged that Karan Johar stole his film’s title for the upcoming web series, the latter took to social media on Thursday to clear the air.
Karan released a statement in social media in which he said that his web series ‘The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives’ is completely different from Madhur’s upcoming project.
In his post on Twitter, KJo even apologized to Madhur for hurting him unintentionally and explained why he will not be changing the title of his web series at the latter’s request.
“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.”
“I know you have been upset with us. I humbly apologize 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 apologize,” Karan wrote in the letter addressed to Madhur.
“I want to inform you that we have been promoting our series with the hashtag ‘Fabulous Lives’ on all social media platforms, which is the franchise title we intend to go ahead with. We assure you that the format, nature, audience, and the title of our series are different and would not in any manner dent or encumber the exploitation of your work,” he added.
Here’s what Karan wrote:
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) November 26, 2020
Last week, Bhandarkar took to social media and urged Karan to change the title of the web series as he had suggested it for a film four years ago.