Sooraj Barjatya's involvement with the upcoming Rajshri Production venture, EK VIVAAH...AISA BHI, may appear (on the surface) only as an executive producer and the story writer, but insiders know that its Sooraj's hard work and inputs that forms the backbone of the film. Right from its conception and execution and now its promotion and distribution, it's the man with the golden touch, Sooraj Barjatya who is responsible for the way the film has turned out to be. Few very reliable people of the industry who have seen the film feel that it works in a big way and will once again succeed in luring the average cinegoers along with their families. Infact, it was Sooraj's confidence in his script that he chose an unconventional lead pair (as was the demand of the script) while casting for the film, when he could have settled for any top ranking star.
As is known that there is a buzz that EK VIVAAH... AISA BHI is inspired by Rajshri's own, TAPASYA, the film that won Rakhee her first Filmfare award but the director, Kaushik Ghatak has categorically denied the charge. The only similarity between the two films is that Eesha Koppikar (in EK VIVAAH...) and Rakhee (in TAPASYA) play loving elder sisters who sacrifice all for the well being and happiness of their respective family. And there is a surprise new angle in EK VIVAAH...which the director refuses to divulge.
Well, well, we have to wait for November 7th to find out the surprise angle and the whole truth behind the inspiration charges. And if true, we don't mind at all. Didn't we all love HUM AAPKE HAIN KAUN which was inspired by NADIYA KE PAAR? In fact people loved it even more than the original and we feel that history will repeat itself this time around too, if true!