"If one has a close look at the promo of Ramaiya Vastavaiya, it appears as if the film is a mix of Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya and Maine Pyaar Kiya, both Salman Khan starrers," says an observer, "The signs are quite visible and one can't overlook the similarities."
These similarities come from the fact that just like Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya where Salman sought Arbaaz's approval in order to win his love Kajol, even Girish is going through the same drill.
"Arbaaz and Kajol appear to be replaced by Sonu Sood and Shruti Hassan, that's about it. Otherwise the core conflict appears to be just the same," the observer adds.
When contacted, Girish laughed away the similarities though.
"In that sense, Bobby, Raja Hindustani and for that matter even Titanic would be similar since these are stories of 'rich girl poor boy' or vice versa," says Girish, "There have been so many movies made on these lines but they are not said to be similar. See, Ramaiya Vastavaiya is a very character driven and screenplay oriented driven film. Even if the germ may seem same, it is an altogether different film due to characters' journey and their struggles. We are not influenced at all by the films that you mention."
Well, we would like to see that for ourselves when the film releases in July.