Ekta insists Fanaa isn't a remake of Twilight
Vikas Goopta, male lead of Ekta Kapoor’s show, denies any resemblance with the vampire film franchise, though the storyline is strikingly similar. The plot supposedly revolves around two college-going vampires who are in love with human girls.Updated: Aug 07, 2010, 19:20 IST
Seems Ekta Kapoor is remaking
as a Hindi daily soap,
, that will go on air some time next month on
Shooting commenced this week with Vikas Goopta, Vivian D’Sena, Sukirti Khandpal and Priya Wal, and a supporting cast. “
just because it features vampires and revolves around campus romance,” argues Goopta, who plays the male lead and was once creative director of Balaji Telefilms.
Vampires in love
The plot supposedly revolves around two college-going vampires who are in love with human girls. Goopta insists that the soap, which will be on an evening primetime slot, is more of an unusual love story. “The vampires in our show are in love with women who will eventually become their prey. I’m paired with Priya and Vivian with Sukirti.” he says, adding,
“Ekta has hired writers who have worked on various Farhan Akhtar productions; a few have scripted the Sonam Kapoor film, Aisha, too. They will definitely come up with something original.”
The artistes were put through rigorous workshops for over four weeks to help them get into character before the show went on floors. Apparently, Kapoor threw out Vivan Bhatena, the first choice for the lead, and opted for the 23-year-old Goopta.
“I can’t comment on Vivan. Ekta knew I wanted to act in movies. One day, she called me out of the blue and asked if I wanted to do her show,” says Goopta. “Today, I feel I’m back home.”