'Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives' Season 2: From Hema Malini to Maanayata Dutt, who could be in the new cast?
Viewers of the 'FLoBW' have had enough of the cringey cast that featured on the show that is Netflix's latest offering
We can all agree on the fact that there was nothing good about the 'Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives'. Right from Maheep Kapoor throwing in the word 'twat' and 'f**k' in every other sentence, to stale slangs like 'fat cow', 'big fat bully' and the very annoying 'babezzzz' (read babes) to all of the four wives branding themselves a "queen", it was a disaster of colossal magnitude by all means.
Bhavana Panday, Seema Khan, Neelam Kothari Soni, and Maheep have never managed to make headlines in at least the past two decades and more or less the same can be said about their husbands. Seema's husband Sohail tried his hand at acting but failed miserably so he sticks to producing films featuring his superstar brother Salman Khan. Neelam's husband Samir Soni's last made news in 2010 for featuring on the voyeuristic reality TV show 'Big Boss' and later on in 2011 when he got married. Bhavana's husband Chunky was a star in the '90s but his luck maxed out in that decade itself and since then he's made sidey appearances in flop comedies.
Karan Johar is the brains behind this show that has managed to insult the intelligence of a huge section of the audience and he was in the news all throughout this year, as citizens across India criticized him for propagating nepotism. Coming back to the show, the audiences have had enough of these ladies that appeared in what seems like was its first season. The word about a Season 2 is making the rounds and here's a roundup of ladies that can replace the cringey cast in our opinion.
She's an actress, dancer, politician, and the wife of Bollywood legend Dharmendra. What makes her a perfect fit for the show is the fact that she is mother to Esha Deol who tried to make waves into Bollywood but failed miserably and has completely disappeared from the limelight. The first season focused on the four wives but also appearing on the show were their children, most of them harboring dreams to act. KJo gave every Bollywood hopeful the opportunity to be introduced to the audience and also brought back actors who didn't find success on the screen after trying for years, including Arjun Kapoor, Sohail Khan, Amrita Arora, Sanjay Kapoor, etc. Maybe this would be an opportunity for Hema Malini to reintroduce Esha onscreen, an attempt that she's made a number of times in the past.
Hema Malini is also trolled endlessly by citizens for not posing properly for photo-ops where she pretends to clean the streets. There have been one too many instances where the multi-hyphenate appears to not care enough to even pretend that she's trying to get the job done, inviting ire in return.
Maanayata Dutt is currently married to Sanjay Dutt who is considered as one of the biggest stars that Bollywood has ever produced. Maanayata is a mother to twins Iqra and Shahraan and stays out of the limelight except for Page 3 parties and weddings. However, not many might know that she is a former actress. She appeared in a number of B-Grade films and also featured on a C-Grade film titled 'Lovers Like Us' opposite small-time actor, Nimit Vaishnav, according to an outlet. She also appeared in an item number called 'Alhad Mast Jawani Bemisaal' in the critically-acclaimed film 'Gangajal'
Time and again there are reports floating around stating Maanayata wants to return to films. While the credibility of such reports is up for question and the star-wife has her hands full with her kids, 'FLoBW' might serve as the perfect platform for Maanayata to fulfill any aspirations or dreams that she harbors of being at the center of this show that is supposedly made for entertainment but the end result failed to deliver.
Her husband Govinda is one of the biggest comedy stars in Bollywood. His career has been on a downward spiral for many years now, however, he's someone that Indians will always love given his body of work. Sunita mirrors Govinda's charm equally. She's loud and vivacious and super fun. She commanded the room despite Govinda being in the same space as her when they jointly appeared on a comedy show titled 'Comedy Nights with Kapil Sharma'. Considering Bhavana, Neelam, Seema and Maheep's hazardous outing on the show, Sunita will be a joy to watch.
Veteran actress, politician and talent show host Kirron Kher is married to seasoned actor Anupam Kher. Kirron can be as insufferable as the rest of the ladies that appeared on the show in the first season and might fit the bill perfectly if they're looking to cast people with a knack for annoying the audiences. Plus, she's mother to Sikander Kher whose career nosedived before it could commence, so this could be an opportunity to reintroduce him to people once again.
Divya Khosla Kumar
Divya Khosla Kumar started out as a small-time model in the late '90s. Her first relevant role was in 2002 on Sony Network's horror anthology 'Kya Haadsa Kya Haqeeqat'. She also appeared in the music video of Salman Khan's pop song 'Honey Honey'. Divya then disappeared from the limelight completely and her career never really took off completely, however, she got married to one of the biggest players in the music industry, Bhushan Kumar, heir to the biggest music label T-Series and spent time controlling things behind the scenes. However, she's now trying to make a comeback by featuring on music videos once again and it wouldn't be a surprise if she is one of the wives appearing on 'FLoBW' on Season 2.
'Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives' is now streaming on Netflix.