Re-telecast after almost three decades, TV-Show Ramayan on DD National has broken almost every record of TV Viewership. The channel has now started airing Uttara Ramayan after the final episode of Ramayan was telecast on April 18th.
Ramayan now holds a world record
Re-telecast after PM Narendra Modi announced the lockdown, Ramayan now holds the world record for garnering the highest viewers for a single episode. On April 16th, 7.7 crore viewers watched the show on DD National.
Ramanand Sagar could not direct the first few episodes of Uttara Ramayan
In a recent interview, Dipika Chikhlia, who played the role of Sita in the classic TV show, said that the creator Ramanand Sagar could not direct the first few episodes of Uttara Ramayan.
The reason for this is because the legendary director-producer was at the court battling a few cases that were filed against him over the ‘Ramayan’ show. Apparently, a few cases were recorded against Ramanand Sagar by a couple of individuals who were not impressed with the interpretation of the show and felt that it hurt the religious sentiments.
Dipika Chikhlia said: “By the time Uttar Ramayan started, there were a lot of cases going on Ramanand Sagar. Most of the time he wasn’t available to direct the episodes but would send the script. He made Ramayan on how it was actually written and created his own. He didn’t include the folk stories on Ramayan. Hence, there were a few cases on him. His sons Moti and Anand Sagar directed the show.“
Source: Zoom TV