DD classics Ramayan & Mahabharat to make a comeback on TV?

Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar hinted in a tweet that efforts to bring back the iconic mythological megaseries are underway

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Mar 26, 2020 3:51 PM
Ramayana Mahabharat

Two of Indian television’s most iconic shows from the late 80s, Ramayan and Mahabharat may return to the small screen, according to Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar’s new tweet.

NDTV anchor Akhilesh Sharma had tweeted tagging Doordarshan and Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar that there’s a huge demand for the mythological classics – Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan and BR Chopra’s Mahabharat, owing to the 21-day lockdown, which will see most of the citizens confined at home. Shekhar, in a reply to Sharma’s tweet, wrote: “Yes we are working on the same with the Rights Holders. Will update shortly. Stay tuned.” Here is the tweet:

Some of the netizens replying to the tweet also requested that DD air Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s Chanakya, another hit show from the 90s. Other requests made to the CEO included: Shri Krishna, Bharat Ek Khoj, Shriman Shrimati, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Chandrakanta, Jungle Book, Nukkad, Fauji and Malgudi days.

With most of the Indian population at home due to the 21-day lockdown, television viewership has been rising. Television channels have also gone into a huddle in a bid to keep the viewers engaged by presenting entertaining show line-ups.

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