Veteran Gujarati actor Arvind Trivedi, who became a household name all over India playing Raavan in Ramanand Sagar’s “Ramayan”, got emotional while watching the re-run of the popular mythological serial.
In a video circulating on social media, Trivedi, who is in his eighties now, is seen watching the ‘Sita Apaharan’ (Kidnapping of Sita) episode with great attention. The video has gone viral on the internet.
In the video, Trivedi folds his hands in the end. The scene got him very emotional, as per a report by timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
Amid the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown, the popular mythological series is being re-telecast on Doordarshan.
“Ramayan” aired in 1987-1988, and is created, written, and directed by Ramanand Sagar. The show was a television adaptation of the Indian Hindu epic of the same name.
The show was a game-changer for Indian television, hooking the nation to the show. Sunday mornings were never the same for families in India after the first episode of “Ramayan” aired on television. The impact was such that the actors associated with the show, continue to live under the shadow of their characters, with people remembering them for the roles they played in the show, which narrated the life story of Lord Ram and Sita.
The role of Ram was played by Arun Govil, Sita played by Deepika Chikhalia, Lakshman was played by Sunil Lahiri, and Hanuman by late Dara Singh. It also featured Sanjay Jog, late Vijay Arora, Sameer Rajda, late Mulraj Rajda and late Lalita Pawar.