Let’s take a test: two brothers that are alienated. a woman who enjoys keeping journals. The same woman is adored by her brothers. supernatural beings like werewolves and vampires. What is it that you are reminded of? Think again if Vampire Diaries comes to mind immediately. Because allegedly this would also be the subject of the upcoming Hindi daily soap opera Ishq Mein Ghayal. (Of course, with a few pointless minor adjustments.)
A Twitter user @YeKyaVyavharHai shared clips from the trailer and brought this to everybody’s notice, and we just can’t unsee it.
The fact that they dared to imitate Damon Salvatore’s sweeping “Hello Brother” pains me the most.
I’m sick of watching Hindi television programmes and movies that are merely awkward translations of English scripts starring various performers. The apparent resemblance is unaffected even if you change the vampire-werewolf plot or Elena’s writing behaviour to a woman filming herself.
Unsurprisingly, the trailer caused controversy on Twitter. Watch how people are responding.
In essence, it is a Hindi copy of a copy! I too loved Abhay Raichand. I grew up, got WTF, and started watching Vampire Diaries and Twilight.
ishq mein ghayal cast
Karan Kundrra, Gashmeer Mahaiani and Reem Shaikh
Wasn’t Ekta Kapoor also behind Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani? What’s this obsession with remaking vampire scripts again and again?