Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan is currently number one show of Indian television, even though it was first aired 33 years ago, the audience has welcomed the show with open arms and great enthusiasm. Dipika Chikhlia who played the role of Sita recently shared a very rare and old picture of the cast and crew of the show Ramayan.
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A post shared by Ramayan (@ramanandsagarramayan) on Apr 7, 2020 at 4:37am PDT
In the picture, all the leading actors such as Arun Govil, Sunil Lehri, Dara Singh, Sanjay Jog along with director Ramanand Sagar and other crew members can be seen in the picture. Even Arun Govil And Sunil Lehri got nostalgic and shared the same picture. The picture left everyone awestruck and fans went berserk seeing the rare group photo from the show.
Sharing the picture, Dipika got emotional about the cast member who have died in the last 30 years, she wrote, “The Epic pic of the entire team of Ramayan cast and crew, Sagar Saab with his son and below them are the direction team and camera team …barring Ravan almost all Were there …..ramayan#memorries#camera#nostalgic#1980#shivsagar#premsagar#ramanandsagar. Only when we look back do we know what all we have left behind ….so many of the cast no more …RIP to them all”
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A month before lockdown Deepika, Arun and Sunil along with Prem Sagar graced The Kapil Sharma Show to celebrate 33 years of Ramayan. They went down the memory lane and shared some unknown facts from their shooting, they also revealed how fans treated them as a real god by touching their feet. Sharing an incident, Arun also revealed how some magazines were ready to pay a hefty amount of money to show his different side by taking his picture with an Alcohol glass in one hand.
On the other hand, Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan has made a historic comeback on our television as it has proved to be an absolute blessing for everyone locked in their houses during this lockdown period. The makers began the shows re-run on DD National a days ago and within four episodes it managed to garner 170 million views, which is the highest ever rating recorded.
The return of classic show ‘Ramayana’ rules television viewership as it generated a whopping 6.9 Billion viewing minutes in the first 4 episodes. #BARCIndia #WhatIndiaWatches #Ramayana #Television #Viewership #Lockdown #Covid19 pic.twitter.com/2ZjSE1WOnx
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Earlier, Arun Govil, who plays Lord Ram, thought Ramayan re-telecast was a perfect way to teach the younger generation about Ramayan’s “morals, teachings, and principles.” He said, “The new generation will get a chance to watch it. They will get to understand the morals, teachings, and values of Ramayan. If they will watch it with the family, they can interact also. If they have queries then their family members of the older generation can explain things. It is a family show. How relationships should be…has been shown in the show. Positivity is there. Right now there is a lockdown, you can’t go anywhere. So watching it will be a good way to use the time,”