Amidst the controversy surrounding director Om Raut's film Adipurush, starring Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, and Saif Ali Khan, Shemaroo TV has responded to public demand by reviving the iconic television series Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan. This decision comes as viewers seek a trusted and beloved adaptation of the timeless epic tale.
Starting from July 3 at 7:30 pm, Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan, an eternal masterpiece that has captured the hearts of millions across generations, will be reintroduced to television screens. The star cast of the show includes Arun Govil reprising his role as Lord Ram, Dipika Chikhlia as Sita, Dara Singh as Hanuman, and Sunil Lahri as Lakshman. These actors' exceptional portrayals in the original series have made them perennial favorites among fans, and their return promises to recreate the enchantment of Ramayan.
By bringing it back to television screens, Shemaroo TV aims to enable the spiritual journey of Lord Rama, Lakshman, Sita, and Hanuman once again.
In recent interviews, Arun Govil, who played Lord Ram in the original series, expressed his concerns about the film Adipurush. He emphasized the significance of treating religious figures with respect and avoiding liberties in their portrayal. Govil highlighted the sensitivity of Indians and people of all religions towards their faith, questioning why experimentation primarily targeted Hindu deities while other religions remained untouched.
Initially, Adipurush garnered attention as a grand cinematic spectacle and enjoyed a successful opening at the box office. However, the film's reception quickly soured as audiences voiced their disappointment and criticism. Numerous viewers expressed dissatisfaction with various aspects of the film, resulting in widespread backlash and impacting its overall box office performance.
In response to the controversy surrounding Adipurush and the audience's longing for a faithful adaptation, the revival of Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan on television screens aims to fill the void. Viewers can look forward to reconnecting with the iconic characters and experiencing the profound teachings of Ramayan once again.