Sasural Simar Ka lead is now a fly, Twitter swats away the idea

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 17, 2016 15:01 IST
Dipika Kakar just before she turned into a fly on Sasural Simar Ka.

Honey, I shrunk the daughter-in-law.

Sasural Simar Ka makers have figured out how to keep the TRPs coming – copy ideas from across the world and make them so inane that audience has its breath taken away. Like sending the bahu to Pataal Lok, making her fight with an icchadhari peacock or the latest insanity – turning her into a fly!

The show had everyone’s attention a few weeks ago when it copied a Game of Thrones trailer. This week, it broke a new record.

The saas-bahu saga, starring Dipika Kakar and Avika Gor in lead roles, turned into a supernatural fantasy drama two years ago when they decided that mortal human beings are way too boring to keep the audience hooked on for years. (Yes, people have been watching this drama for years. They had things like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi -- eight years running -- as reference point). So they had icchadhari naagins, ghosts and ‘daayans’ thrown in to add to the grandeur.

Read: I quit Sasural Simar Ka because I wanted a break, says Avika Gor

But the makers of the show took it way beyond stupid last week when they decided to turn their lead protagonist, Simar (Dipika Kakar), into a fly! This is how it happened -- Simar decides to save an angel that is about to die in her house. During the attempt, she somehow manages to disturb a rishi who gets angry and decides to turn her into a fly.

Dipika Kakar in a still from Sasural Simar Ka, when she was still playing a human being.

Guess what’s the worst part? It isn’t even an original idea. The 2012 Telugu hit Eega, which was renamed in Hindi as Makkhi -- had a similar plot.

While we were coping from the trauma of watching that, Twitter offered some comic relief. Here are the choicest insults Twitterati decided to throw upon the show and its makers.

Read: Five years of Sasural Simar Ka: Dipika gives party to cast and crew

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