Shame, shame, shame! Sasural Simar Ka rips off Game of Thrones

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2016 20:39 IST
We now know that at least the people at Sasural Simar Ka do watch Game of Thrones.

Either they didn’t see this coming, or they were actually really hoping on it. Colors’ TV soap Sasural Simar Ka, running on our television screens since the days of yore, has been getting flak for trying to rip off a trailer by the American TV series, Game of Thrones.

The trailer shows the faces of Mataji, Simar and other members of the House Bharadwaj in the dark cervices of a Hall of Faces-just like the setting from HBO’s hit fantasy drama, complete with the blue tone of the original trailer.

‘Sasural Simar Ka’ has been trending on Facebook since late Sunday night and a shabby video of the trailer has been viewed about a 100,000 times. But here is one uploaded by Colors itself:

Here is the original Game of Thrones trailer

Apparently, a new villain has landed to ruin the lives of Simar and her family, and for some reason, the producers or the ‘creative’ heads thought it would be just so cunning to rip off Game of Thrones like that; the world’s most illegally downloaded show, with a massive following in India, too. Did they actually think no one would realise?

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As a silver lining to this dark cloud, we now know that at least the people at Sasural Simar Ka do watch Game of Thrones (season 6 out on April 24). Not that they are learning anything good from it as they have proven with what they just did.

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