Based on the trailer, our favourite new guilty pleasure, The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives drops of Netflix this Friday, November 27. And while we’re impatiently counting down the days, we thought it imperative to share a cheat sheet of the who’s who on the show that promises to be a desi and more scintillating take on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Name Maheep Kapoor
WAG of Sanjay Kapoor aka Anil Kapoor’s younger brother.
What does she do? Apart from posting her yesteryear modelling and acting #TBT pics on Instagram, she also shares glimpses of her star-studded family life with niece Sonam Kapoor, late sister-in-law Sridevi, brother-in-law Anil Kapoor and others. Maheep also dabbled as a jewellery designer and was renowned for her intricate and gorgeous designs.
Her squad Practically the entire Kapoor khandaan – Anil, Boney, Sanjay, Sonam, Arjun, Rhea, Janhvi. Not to mention, her BFFS Gauri Khan, Seema Khan, Bhavana Pandey and Neelam Kothari Soni. Karan Johar sometimes makes a cameo.
Anything else we should know? Her daughter Shanaya Kapoor who is BFFs with fellow star kids Suhana Khan (Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter) and Ananya Pandey (Chunky Pandey’s daughter) is gearing up for her Bollywood debut. Also, Kapoor considers the Rolls Royce to be the only acceptable mode of transportation for a shopping spree and enjoys spying on her neighbours in Juhu.
Name Bhavana Pandey
WAG of Chunky Pandey
What is she famous for? Being the mother of actor Ananya Pandey, simultaneously the most trolled and celebrated star kid on the internet.
What does she do? A former air hostess, Pandey owns a company called Bollywood Electric with her husband that is responsible for hosting entertainment stage shows across India. The two also own the very popular Elbo Room restaurant in Khar, Mumbai that has temporarily shuttered. Together with designer Nandita Mahtani and Dolly Sidhwani, she runs a high street fashion brand called LoveGen.
Her squad She’s not just a regular mom; she’s a cool mom. And that means she chills with not just her daughter but also her daughter’s friends. We’re talking Ananya, Shanaya and Suhana. And the roll call for friends her age is something like Neelam, Gauri, Maheep, Nandita Mahtani and Malaika Arora Khan.
Anything else we should know? Pandey has a degree in fashion design and an entrepreneurial finger in many pies.
Name Seema Khan,
WAG of Sohail Khan, best known for being Salman Khan’s youngest brother. No not the one who was married to Malaika Arora, the other one.
What does she do Khan is a professional fashion designer and stylist. Her eponymous label is known for both Indian and Western couture and is worn by Bollywood stars such as Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Lara Dutta and (not so surprisingly) the three star kids we’ve mentioned earlier – Suhana, Ananya and Shanaya.
Her squad These women move around in the same coterie. If they were in high school, this would be the popular/mean girls clique. The usual suspects make an appearance again – Maheep, Gauri, Bhavana, Neelam, Karan Johar, Bollywood’s soon to be holy trinity – Suhana, Ananya and Shanaya.
Anything else we should know? Not only is she Salman’s Khan’s sister-in-law, but also one of his biggest fans. So if you ever happen to bump into her, do not bring up certain controversial issues. Also, she occasionally DMs her designs to Kim Kardashian.
Name Neelam Kothari Soni
WAG of Sameer Soni. Though she’s the famous one, so really, he’s her HAB.
What is she famous for? Neelam is the only name on the list who is famous for her own accomplishments. She was a popular Bollywood actor from the mid-1980s to the late 90s. You may remember her from her cameo in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai or Sooraj Barjatya’s ensemble family Hum Saath Saath Hai which gave us the funniest way to remember alphabets.
What does she do? Currently, she’s married to actor Samir Soni and is a jewellery designer running a fancy store, Neelam Jewels in Mumbai.
Her squad Apart from her BFFs Maheep, Seema and Bhavana who appear on the show with her, Neelam’s super close to Raveena Tandon, Nandita Mahtani, Rhea Pillai, Sonali Bendre and Sussanne Khan.
Anything else we should know? She may have chosen to act but jewellery making runs in her blood. Her father Shishir Kothari used to be a famous jeweller in Bangkok and Neelam was very involved in the family business. So if you decide to talk shop with her, this girl knows her jewels and gems.
The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives premieres of Netflix on Friday, November 27.