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The pirates of Tellywood!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Taking a cue from Bollywood, which has now become proficient in copying and lifting stories from Hollywood flicks, now the Tellywood is doing the same. Instead of looking to Hollywood, the Tellywood has been 'stealing' stories and ideas from Bollywood!

Starting right with Ekta Kapoor everyone, including Aroona Irani is busy in this notorious business. Watch any Ekta Kapoor daily soap these days and you will find traces of Bollywood stories in them. The recent one is 'Kasautii Zindagii Kay', which clearly resembles the storyline of 'Mohabbatein'. As for Aroona Irani's 'Doli Saja Ke', it is almost similar to 'Saajan Ka Ghar'. The latest one, which is yet to be aired, is Rahul Bhatt's 'Meri Doli Tere Angana'. This serial is very similar to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam'!

When asked about the last serial, producer Rahul Bhatt said, "As I am from the filmy background you can expect my serials to be filmy too." This clearly gives an idea why the story of 'Meri Doli Tere Angana' is so similar to the Hindi movie.

"I am playing Suhana, who is the love interest of Gaurav Kapoor aka Ruhan but something mysterious happens and they fail to unite. Instead, Ruhan has to marry to Priyamvada aka Simran. However, soon Ruhan begins his journey in search of his lost love Suhana", says Mansi Deshmukh revealing that the role of Suhana is similar to the role of Salman Khan aka Sameer who has to leave Aishwarya for some reason. On the other hand, the role of Ruhan aka Gaurav looks similar to Aishwarya's who tries to find Sameer!

It seems that a new trend is emerging in Tellywood. But this is certainly not a good one as stealing stories and characters from Bollywood and making daily soaps out of them certainly cannot be called creative. Now, we wonder if this pirating of ideas is due to the fight for TRPs or has originality disappeared somewhere?

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