"Our very own Peter Parker and Mary."
An upcoming episode of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai features a scene that social media users have pointed out looks very similar to one featured in Spider-Man.
The episode will show lead characters Akshara (Pranali Rathod) and Abhimanyu (Harshad Chopda) finally confessing their feelings for each other.
But the way the sequence is presented has attracted a lot of attention.
Social media users pointed out that it looks similar to an iconic scene from 2002’s Spider-Man.
The scene shows Akshara crying and screaming that she loves Abhimanyu.
He suddenly appears in front of her, hanging upside down from a tree.
Dramatic music plays before they smile at each other.
Akshara is then seen holding Abhimanyu’s head.
The scene immediately reminded fans of the iconic kiss from Spider-Man in which Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) appears upside down in front of Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst).
She partially removes his mask and the pair kiss in the rain.
The scene is so iconic that it is known as the Spider-Man kiss.
Finally Akshara confessed ? ?? Yeh agar dream sequence nikalta na tou…. ?
Anyway here we hv itv k Spiderman & MJ ? ?
— Serene (????) ? (@fandm_fun) January 20, 2022
Soon after, people took to social media to react to the scene, with many posting memes and praising the show.
Many people called Harshad “no less than our own Spider-Man”.
Another person tweeted a collage of the two scenes and wrote:
“Our very own Peter Parker and Mary.”
One netizen became emotional after watching the scene, commenting:
“I can’t, Akshu’s love confession and our Desi Makad Man (Spider-Man).”
Other users wondered if the makers were actually inspired by Spider-Man.
Some users praised Harshad for pulling off the scene as it is a difficult thing to do.
One person said: “His face got red. Can you imagine the pressure on him?
“His whole body, blood rushing to his head and he did the whole dialogue.”
Another person agreed:
“Respect and more respect for the dedicated actor Harshad Chopda.
“He not only done a stunt but the whole scene and delivered dialogue as well.”
“I am so proud of you Harshad. You made this three-year gap worth every second for me.”
During an Instagram Live session, Harshad even responded to a fan on how he performed the scene.
He said: “Don’t ask me how I managed it.”
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai is ranked as India’s longest-running TV show.
It has been on-air since 2009 and it initially starred Karan Mehra and Hina Khan. Shivangi Joshi and Mohsin Khan took over as the lead stars in 2016.
Harshad Chopda and Pranali Rathod joined the cast in 2021.