According to Reel Bollywood.com,
“The Indian supernatural television series ‘Pyaar Kii Yeh Ek Kahaani’ is churning out more excitement with each passing episode and with it also moving away from the incidents described in Stephenie Meyer’s novels which serve as the inspiration for this supernatural love story between a vampire and a normal human being.”
A quick Google on the words “Pyaar Kii Yeh Ek Kahaani” and “Twilight” and you get a Wikipedia entry that states,
“Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani (translation: a story of love) is an Indian Supernatural television series that airs on STAR One every Monday to Saturday at 8:30pm. Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani premiered on October 18, 2010, the show got an instant hit TRP’s and good critics on it premiere week due to the fact that its the Desi (Indian) version of The Twilight Saga.
The show is produced by Ekta Kapoor and created by Balaji Telefilms. The show is to be inspired this is because it’s the Indian version of The Twilight Saga, which Balaji Telefilms has acquired rights from Summit Entertainment.
Piyashree Jaiswal has always been a different girl, a girl with a mind of her own. Not the one who would get lost in the crowd; Piya never cares about fitting in with the trends and fads. Unlike most girls her age, she is averse to love (the reason being-her past). But life has something else in store for her. Destiny holds something else for her.And this happens, when on getting a scholarship, Piya moves to Dehradun to pursue her degree.
In the chill of the dense forests, she meets Abhay Raichand, a strikingly handsome boy who completely sweeps her off her feet. But Abhay’s mysterious disposition raises questions in Piya’s mind. He is a recluse and very unlike the other boys in college. There is this charm in him that draws Piya towards him. She feels a strong connection with him and yet, gets the unmistakable feeling that Abhay decidedly does not want to get too close. However, in time the heart wins and, they are swept off their feet falling passionately in love with each other. But it’s an unusual love, a queer one.
Abhay is not ‘human’. Because he is an IMMORTAL with SUPERNATURAL POWERS. To Abhay, Piya is that person he has waited ages for – his soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Abhay must struggle to resist his inherent instinct of killing a human. However, facing this, the two will have to nurture their impossible love.
A contemporary, visual, and visceral Romeo and Juliet story of the ultimate forbidden love affair – between a non human and a mortal – Dangerous Love! The show is an adaptation of the Twilight (novel) written by Stephenie Meyer.”
We don’t believe that Summit Entertainment sold the rights to the Indian company as the article states (if for no other reason we believe that Stephenie Meyer would have to OK that and not Summit). On the other hand, it doesn’t sound to us, based on the Wikipedia description, that it’s really what you would call a true adaptation of Twilight. We haven’t seen the show, so it’s really impossible to judge. If you have seen the show, chime in on the comments. Do you think it’s close to Twilight or not?