"I haven’t really looked at myself on TV"
The starring ladies of Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives have revealed what they found cringeworthy after watching the show.
The Netflix reality show centred on the lives of four wives of Bollywood actors.
Audiences saw the day-to-day lives of Seema Khan (wife of Sohail Khan), Bhavana Pandey (wife of Chunky Panday), Maheep Kapoor (wife of Sanjay Kapoor) and Neelam Kothari (wife of Samir Soni).
The friendship and back-and-forth banter was also seen.
Now, the women have revealed what made them cringe after watching themselves onscreen.
During a Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives reunion on Clubhouse, moderated by Janice Sequeira, they were asked if they had any cringe moments when they looked back.
Seema admitted: “Honestly, I didn’t want to look.
“To be honest with you, I haven’t really looked at myself on TV because everything was cringe. I was like, ‘Why am I doing this?’”
She went on to say that the “biggest problem, not cringe” was when the women wore heels to the pool while on holiday in Doha.
Seema added: “I was like, ‘This is really moronic, guys’, but I guess it works.”
Maheep said: “I agree with Seema. Because you are seeing yourself for the first time on screen, everything was cringe for me.
“I was like, ‘What? My side profile looks like that? My backside looks like that?’
“I was seeing myself from all angles and I was just going crazy.
“I thought that because we are like this with ourselves – we sit down, we have conversations – I didn’t think that people would find us interesting.
“So I was thinking, ‘My God! This is falling flat, this is so boring. Who wants to hear this?’ But it worked.”
Seema then remembered her gym look on the show, elaborating:
“Another thing I want to add is, please, haan, that is not how I dress to the gym.
“I was horrified at myself. Horrified! I was like, I can’t even look in that direction. I was really horrified.”
Upon the show’s release on Netflix in November 2020, a lot of viewers called it “cringe-binge”.
Nevertheless, it became one of the most-watched shows on the streaming platform.
A second season has been commissioned.
According to Neelam, filming was meant to have already finished but due to the Covid-19 lockdowns, that has not happened.
She hopes that filming will start as soon as things open up and that season two will release at the end of 2021 or at the beginning of 2022.