Not too long ago, the daily soap Sasural Simar Ka caught everyone’s attention when its lead protagonist turned into a fly during one of its episodes. Not to forget, the Twitterati couldn’t stop joiking about this show when they blatantly copied the ‘House of Black and White’ Game Of Thrones trailer. Simar aka Dipika Kakar had even defended it all by saying that her show is a ‘trendsetter’. And once again, she has spoken up. This time, she has compared Sasural Simar Khan to popular shows in the West like Vampire Diaries and Teen Wolf, asserting that it’s “mystical, not regressive”.
Fictitious characters like that of a ‘daayan’ or a ‘fly’ are just a manifestation of Simar’s character being portrayed in an interesting manner at different instances to enhance the entertainment value… Even internationally, there have been shows like ‘Vampire Dairies’ and ‘Werewolf’, showcasing concepts that do not exist in real life, and yet they are hugely appreciated and accepted by global audiences… Our show delves deep into the world of fantasy and folklore. Tales of good triumphing over evil and stories of adventures have always been the bedrock of all our bedtime stories. By introducing supernatural elements or characters in the show, it gives the audience a chance to relive their childhood memories.