Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives Review: Bhavana, Neelam, Maheep & Seema starring season 2 is better than the first

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Web Series: The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives season 2

Star Cast: Bhavana Pandey, Neelam Kothari, Maheep Kapoor, Seema Sajdeh.

Bollywood Bubble rating: 2.5/5 Stars

The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives season 2 Review

If you think you’re missing out on something, if you’ve not yet watched the second season of the Netflix web series The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, let me assure you, you are clearly NOT missing on anything! And, not to mention, I am one of the many fans, who waited for the clock to turn to 12:30 PM IST and enjoy the streaming of the show. Yes, guilty and how! Despite the odds, not only did I stream the show but also managed to watch the entire show before the day ended. As predictable as we all would be when it comes to ‘Guilty pleasures’.

However, the famous Bollywood wives- Bhavana Pandey, Maheep Kapoor, Neelam Kothari and Seema Sajdeh can manage to entertain with their over dramatic selves and a tinge of cringe, if that is what suits your palette. The web series is anything and everything Bollywood. And the show gives you a peek into the lifestyles of star wives and everything rich and famous. Although the drama and chaos, after garnering much of a fan base post success of season one, star wives Bhavana Pandey, Maheep Kapoor, Seema Sajdeh and Neelam Kothari leave you with teachings on friendship, relationships and more.

 

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The season 2 of the Netflix web series does have some flaws where Neelam Kothari and Seema are over dramatic on a safari after catching glimpse of a snake, which even Maheep and Bhavana would agree on. But, overall, the show gives you a deep dive into the lives of the star wives. This season, the drama intensifies, there is a lot more confrontation, and not to forget the get-togethers with Karan Johar in every one of them.

A very big change in the second season is how Seema is no more a Khan. She is seen having a one-on-one with her son Nirvaan, who is very understanding when it comes to the decision of divorce. Seema is much more open to new beginnings, lively, vivacious and talks about her learnings in the two years of the pandemic, while addressing her divorce and separation with Sohail Khan. In this season, Seema wants her viewers to see her as an individual, and not a part of the Khan-daan. She also interests one with her all-new side and perspective towards living life, something most women would relate too. Actor Malaika Arora, ex-Khan bahu herself, made a guest appearance where she played bowling on a lunch date with Seema, and sons-Arhaan and Nirvaan.

Maheep Kapoor, gives everyone a glimpse of her emotional side, but the sass does not go anywhere. She continues to be the diva of the show, irrespective of anything. Her love towards her kids, discussions on Shanaya Kapoor’s debut, problems with Bhavana are the key highlights of the show. Not just that, Maheep continues with her swearing. So, headphones are recommended!

 

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Bhavana Pandey, mother of Ananya Panday and wife of Chunky Panday is expressing her opinions and gives justified reasoning to whatever she says. To be honest, I loved her honesty. Be it when it comes to addressing the problems with Maheep, or dealing with two actors in the family. Her growing friendship with Neelam is another key highlight. Ananya and Rysa, both of Bhavana’s kids made a cameo appearance on the show. She also is focusing on her relationship with Chunky, talking about the home front.

 

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Neelam Kothari, the celebrity in them all leaves you mesmerized with her charm and aura. She can woo you with her beauty in the scorching heat of the jungles of Rajasthan. You’d understand what I refer to when you watch the show. Neelam also addresses her issues with Seema and they speak at length about it. Kothari is also seen focusing on her acting projects, giving it some importance.

 

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While the show has its flaws, the guest appearances by Gauri Khan, Karan Johar, Bobby Deol and many others will make the show more entertaining. This season, Gauri Khan makes a slightly more brief appearance. And the Queen gives us a glimpse of her. Her fun demeanor, being a successful entrepreneur, building an empire of herself despite being the wife of Shah Rukh Khan is something that would empower every woman. For me, she was the best in the show. Karan Johar is himself, and is just being himself.

Conclusion:

Overall, the star wives give the viewers more meat in the second season. I believe, the second season of the show was much better than the first one. Here, the star wives are more open, comfortable, and they give us a glimpse of their individual personalities. They also highlight the brighter side of Bollywood wives, which is not all about the ‘rich and famous’. The wives put forth a relatable side, and every woman watching would understand. From discussing about their kids, need to be a homemaker, to having a career, the star wives also give away some powerful teachings. As much as I would not want to say this, the second season does entertain, teach, and also leave you irritated at times. The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives season 2 is a blend of twists, blind dates, drama, relationships, and cringe; almost similar to a Bollywood masala movie!

Watch the Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives season 2 trailer after the review HERE:

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