Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives S2
Cast: Maheep Kapoor, Neelam Kothari Soni, Bhavana Pandey, Seema Sajdeh, Sanjay Kapoor, Samir Soni, Chunky Panday
Streaming On: Netflix
The second season of Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives hit the OTT screens today and undoubtedly it is twice as dramatic as the former season!
From divorces, and menopause to on-screen intimacy and a quick trip to the wildlife, the show literally makes for a ‘wild’ watch!
What impressed us the most was how with utmost sensitivity the makers touched on the topics of menopause and divorce.
The scene where Maheep Kapoor tries talking about menopause and female reproductive organs with so much gumption and boldness is one of the major highlights of the show. Following that, the quick trip of the four ladies to the country’s popular gynaecologist to know better about menopause helps bust so many myths related to the most important phase of every woman’s life- MENOPAUSE!
Though the four are pretty different from each other, an amalgamation of maturity yet wildness in their own respective ways is what is common in them.
Seema Khan is totally the “Kapil Sharma” of the season, for her one-liners, her sense of humour is mind-boggling! She is so easy with her humour that it just makes you laugh out hard! Alongside being a designer, and a fabulous mother I am sure she can ace the comedy genre too!!!
Seema who was a Khan in the first season has now retained her maiden surname- Sajdeh after filing for divorce from Sohail Khan.
The designer talks about her tough divorce journey and the immense amount of guilt as a mother for putting her kids through the situation of dealing with separated parents. It all is beautifully and sensitively woven.
Maheep, who received a lot of flak for being blunt and for constantly cussing in the first season continues to do the same throughout the second season too. But this time, we also get to see a pretty sensitive and emotional Maheep who talks of her turmoils in the marriage she faced years ago, and how she had walked from her marriage with Sanjay Kapoor taking baby Shanaya with her. Kapoor admits to having forgiven Sanjay for the sake of her kids and states that it was probably the best decision of her life. Maheep also reveals about losing her house-help Rekha whom she considered her backbone, to COVID. It really breaks your heart knowing about the tough times everybody has faced during the pandemic.
Further, Neelam the prim and proper doll of the Bollywood 90s is a lot more hot and happening in this season. Neelam who was absolutely against the idea of kissing on-screen is seen giving a go-ahead for the same for an upcoming project Zoya Akhtar offered to her. It’s pretty amusing to see her stress out over it and practice the kissing scene again and again with her real-life husband Samir Soni, further irritating him completely.
Bhavana Pandey and actor husband Chunky Panday add much glamour and oomph to the season by renewing their vows after 24 years of marriage. It’s quite surprising to see their daughters Ananya and Rysa both belonging to the modern “Gen Z” go “eww”, “yuck” and all embarrassed towards the romantic wish of their parents instead of supporting them. Quite disappointing to see the girls otherwise so modern, having a pretty odd perspective towards something so romantic and emotional, and more importantly involving their parents.
Further next, the all-girls short trip to Jawai is a lot of fun to see Neelam and Seema get frightened out of their wits.
Guest appearances by Karan Johar, Gauri Khan, Bobby Deol, Malaika Arora, Ananya Panday, Nirvaan Khan, Manish Malhotra and Vikram Phadnis up the entertainment quotient of the show.
Another highlight of the show is the guest appearance of Ranveer Singh and how the four ladies drool over the macho man. The episode featuring Singh gives a quick glimpse of his upcoming movie Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani helmed by Karan Johar.
Oh yes! How can we forget to mention Sima Taparia, the popular matchmaker from Indian Matchmaking who visits Seema Sajdeh trying to help her find a new and compatible soulmate to ‘adjust’ for the rest of her life.
Seema has a hearty laugh listening to Sima Auntie’s concept of a happy marriage and all the efforts required for it.
So a lot of twists and turns, drama, blind dates, a lot many guest appearances, and majorly all first-world problems, Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives S2 is a total entertainment package.
The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives season 2 is an amalgamation of all things classy and ‘massy’ but with a lot of jazz and bling.
Also, heard of “Hottie at 40”?! This show proves it just right and how!!!