Mumbai, March 26: Prasar Bharti is in talks to work out a deal with the rights holders of the mythological tele-serials Ramayan and Mahabharat, to re-telecast these shows once again during the 21-day nationwide lockdown.
As per reports, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar conveyed as much on Twitter in response to a tweet by a senior editor.
“Yes we are working on the same with the Rights Holders. Will update shortly. Stay tuned,” Shekhar wrote on his official Twitter handle, @shashidigital on Wednesday.
“Dear @narendramodi ji @PrakashJavdekar ji Please consider asking DD, and advising other channels, to telecast Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana and B R Chopra’s Mahabharata daily. Perhaps two episodes a day each. They acted as magnets in quarantining people back then. They still can,” tweeted a user identified as @pranasutra, reports theprint.in.
Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan starred Arun Govil as Ram and Deepika Chikhalia as Sita, with Arvind Trivedi playing Raavan and Dara Singh essaying Hanuman. The series originally ran from 25 January 1987 to 31 July 1988.