I don’t know what happened to Netflix this new year, but they’ve certainly been loving shows that have to do with finding soulmates and creating perfect relationships. Can’t blame them, though, because it’s a fun concept either way.
This 30th of January, watch out for Netflix’s new show: What the Love! starring Karan Johar, Bollywood’s own talented producer/director as the host. In fact, Johar has a similar talk show kind-of vibe going on here with his long-running show called Koffee with Karan. We’ll talk more about Johar a little bit later on.
What the Love! will be featuring some of Bollywood’s best including: Sunny Leone of Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone, Arjun Kapoor of Panipat, Huma Qureshi of Leila, and Saif Ali Khan of Sacred Games. If you’re a fan of some Bollywood, then you would’ve wished that these guys are the ones receiving advice from Johar, right? But nah, they’ll be the ones offering it to six single people! Johar’s job? Well, he’ll be the overseer––the mentor, if you will, “through their personal struggles as they look for love.”
Actually, the show was already announce last year during Johar’s birthday, May 25th. In the same year, just after a few months of Johar’s birthday (probably wished for this one on his birthday), Netflix signed a long-term exclusive deal with Dharmatic Entertainment, the trusty digital right hand of Johar’s Dharma Productions. This deal will enable both parties to collaborate on a bunch of fiction and non-fiction series and films.
To our surprise, though, and maybe to you as well––What the Love! wasn’t a part of that exclusive deal. The show was produced by BBC Studios India. Netflix and the BBC branch have some history indeed. This includes: the very criticized action film Drive, starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez and a documentary by Ma Anand Sheela.