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Sunil Lahri with Arvind Trivedi.

Sunil Lahri busts Ramayan co-star Arvind Trivedi’s death hoax, says he is fine

PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 11:52 AM IST
  • Sunil Lahri urged rumour-mongers to refrain from circulating false news about his Ramayan co-star Arvind Trivedi, after confirming that the news of his death is fake.
Doordarshan took the lead and aired two episodes each of their two popular shows Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan (1987) and B R Chopra’s Mahabharat (1988) every day.
Doordarshan took the lead and aired two episodes each of their two popular shows Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan (1987) and B R Chopra’s Mahabharat (1988) every day.

When the small screen turned nostalgic

Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 12:36 PM IST
This year, television channels hit the rewind mode and aired a number of classic and popular shows like Ramayan, Mahabharat, Bade Achche Lagte Hain, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai, Pavitra Rishta etc, which appealed to the audiences
Sonakshi Sinha has had her floor at her family bungalow redone.
Sonakshi Sinha has had her floor at her family bungalow redone.

Step inside Sonakshi Sinha’s redesigned personal floor inside family bungalow Ramayan

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 07:21 AM IST
Actor Sonakshi Sinha got her home redesigned recently, and here’s an invite for you to check it out. Sonakshi worked with Rupin Suchak to do-over her floor in the Sinhas’ family bungalow, Ramayan.
In Varanasi, Pt Ganesh Dutt Shashtri blowing conch as a mark of celebration of foundation laying of Ram Temple Ayodhya(HT Photo)
In Varanasi, Pt Ganesh Dutt Shashtri blowing conch as a mark of celebration of foundation laying of Ram Temple Ayodhya(HT Photo)

Ayodhya relives ‘Ramayan’ days; People throng shops with TV sets to watch Ram Mandir bhoomi poojan

Ayodhya | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2020 05:42 PM IST
Some jewellery shops in the famous Shrigaar Haat area turned into places for community television spots as passers-by and even some security personnel and mediapersons joined shopkeepers to watch the live telecast of ‘bhoomi poojan’ by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the temple and his speech.
PM Modi is likely to launch the cover page of a ‘Ramayan Encyclopedia’ during the ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5.(PTI)
PM Modi is likely to launch the cover page of a ‘Ramayan Encyclopedia’ during the ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5.(PTI)

PM Modi may launch Ramayan book cover

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pawan Dixit
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 12:59 AM IST
The encyclopedia is being prepared by the Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan, a part of the Uttar Pradesh government’s culture department.
Ranveer Singh poses as Hulk Hogan, his favourite wrestler as a child.
Ranveer Singh poses as Hulk Hogan, his favourite wrestler as a child.

Ranveer Singh says he grew up on 90s TV; when kids were playing outside, he was watching Ramayan and WWF

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 03:45 PM IST
Actor Ranveer Singh has spoken about his fondness for 90s TV -- everything from Ramayan and Mahabharat to WWF and The Bold and the Beautiful.
Dipika Chikhlia married Hemant Topiwala in 1991.
Dipika Chikhlia married Hemant Topiwala in 1991.

Ramayan’s Sita, Dipika Chikhlia, reveals love story with her real-life Ram. See pics and video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 11:34 AM IST
Actor Dipika Chikhlia, who played Sita in the 1987 series Ramayan, opened up about her real-life love story with husband Hemant Topiwala in a series of Instagram posts.
Arvind Trivedi as Raavan in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan.
Arvind Trivedi as Raavan in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan.

Ramayan: Sunil Lahri says he was bit disappointed when he found out Arvind Trivedi was playing Raavan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 01:50 PM IST
Sunil Lahri has revealed how he was apprehensive of Arvind Trivedi being chosen for the role of Raavan in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan.
A still from Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan.
A still from Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan.

Ramayan: Prasar Bharati CEO says people mocked plan for rerun, asked ‘Who will watch it’

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 11:01 AM IST
Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to the metaphorical “Lakshman Rekha” when he ordered the first India lockdown became the tipping point for Prasar Bharati to go all in on mythological content.
Karanvir Bohra poked fun at a war sequence in Ramayan.
Karanvir Bohra poked fun at a war sequence in Ramayan.

Ramayan: Karanvir Bohra spots actor dancing during fight scene, quips ‘we used to think what an epic war’ like Game of Thrones

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 06:02 PM IST
Karanvir Bohra shared a funny video of a gaffe from a Ramayan war scene and compared it to Game of Thrones.
Arun Govil and Dipika Chikhlia in Ramayan.
Arun Govil and Dipika Chikhlia in Ramayan.

Sunil Lahri, Prem Sagar back DD’s dodgy claim that Ramayan set world record for most-watched TV episode ever

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 12:13 PM IST
Doordarshan claimed that Ramayan created a world record on April 16, when 77 million (7.7 crore) viewers tuned in to watch an episode. The claim was later discredited.
Sunil Lahri, Arun Govil and Dipika Chikhlia in a still from Ramayan.
Sunil Lahri, Arun Govil and Dipika Chikhlia in a still from Ramayan.

Making of Ramayan: How Sunil Lahri injured his fingers, Dipika Chikhlia spent days sitting under a tree

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ruchi Kaushal
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 06:59 PM IST
Dipika Chikhlia was required to sit under a tree for long hours for the Ashok Vatika sequences of Ramayan.
Dipika Chikhlia, Arun Govil and Sunil Lahri in a still from Ramayan.
Dipika Chikhlia, Arun Govil and Sunil Lahri in a still from Ramayan.

Ramayan actor Dipika Chikhlia would love to play Kaikeyi, Sunil Lahri wishes to play Raavan’s role if given a chance

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 12:46 PM IST
Dipika Chikhlia and Sunil Lahri were asked what characters they would like to play in Ramayan if given a chance. Their answers were surprising.
Arun Govil and Sunil Lahri in a still from Ramayan.
Arun Govil and Sunil Lahri in a still from Ramayan.

Ramayan’s Sunil Lahri shares anecdotes from show’s shoot, reveals how he got a co-star in trouble with Ramanand Sagar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 08:46 PM IST
Sunil Lahri has revealed how the shooting for Ramayan was delayed due to various reasons during the filming of the Guru Vasishtha ashram sequence.
Arun Govil had a supporting role in the 1983 blockbuster Himmatwala.
Arun Govil had a supporting role in the 1983 blockbuster Himmatwala.

Did you know Arun Govil, Ramayan’s Lord Rama, worked with Sridevi in Himmatwala? See rare photo

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 03:50 PM IST
Arun Govil, who is synonymous with his role as Lord Rama in the popular series Ramayan, shared screen space with Sridevi in Himmatwala.
Shri Krishna was telecast on Doordarshan in the nineties and gained much popularity.(Twitter/@DDNational)
Shri Krishna was telecast on Doordarshan in the nineties and gained much popularity.(Twitter/@DDNational)

After Ramayan, Prasar Bharati counts on magic of Shri Krishna

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 07:58 AM IST
Mythological series Ramayan and Mahabharat returned on Doordarshan on public demand during Covid-19 lockdown and were quite popular.
Deepika Chikhalia as Sita in Ramayan.
Deepika Chikhalia as Sita in Ramayan.

Deepika Chikhalia happy about Ramayan smashing viewership records: ‘Overjoyed it has overtaken Game Of Thrones’

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 01:21 PM IST
Actor Deepika Chikhalia, who starred as Sita in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, is happy with the success of the TV show, after its re-run three decades later.
Ramanand Sagar’s TV show Ramayan is based on Valmiki’s Ramayana and Tulsidas’ Ramcharitmanas.
Ramanand Sagar’s TV show Ramayan is based on Valmiki’s Ramayana and Tulsidas’ Ramcharitmanas.

Ramayan is world’s most watched show now, breaks all records with 7.7 crore viewership

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 09:33 AM IST
Since March 28, Doordarshan telecast Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan on public demand. It has now become the most-watched show with 7.7 crore viewers.
Arun Govil and Jeetendra in Lav Kush.
Arun Govil and Jeetendra in Lav Kush.

Did you know Arun Govil played Lakshman in Jeetendra’s film Lav Kush after playing Lord Rama in Ramayan?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 08:43 PM IST
Arun Govil, who is best remembered for playing Lord Rama in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, played Lakshman in a 1997 film titled Lav Kush, in which Jeetendra was seen as Lord Rama.
Arun Govil is best remembered for playing Lord Rama in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan.
Arun Govil is best remembered for playing Lord Rama in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan.

Arun Govil, Ramayan’s Lord Rama, says government never recognised his contribution to industry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 05:20 PM IST
Arun Govil, who played Lord Rama in the popular television show Ramayan, said that he was never honoured by either the central government or any of the state governments.
Arvind Trivedi as Raavan.
Arvind Trivedi as Raavan.

Ramayan: Raavan actor Arvind Trivedi originally turned down role, but Paresh Rawal convinced him to change his mind

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 03:20 PM IST
Actor Arvind Trivedi initially turned down the role of Raavan in the cult TV series Ramayan, and had to be motivated by Paresh Rawal to take it up.
A still from Ramayan.
A still from Ramayan.

Ramayan: Viewers allege key scenes featuring Ravan edited, Prasar Bharti CEO clarifies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Viewers alleged that a crucial scene featuring Ravan’s brother Ahiravan were among those edited from Ramayan by Doordarshan. Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi Shekhar has set the record straight.
Sonakshi Sinha refused to be put on the spot over Ramayan.
Sonakshi Sinha refused to be put on the spot over Ramayan.

Sonakshi Sinha shuts down all Ramayan questions: ‘Please watch it on Doordarshan, you will get all your answers’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 07:14 PM IST
Sonakshi Sinha was asked a question about the Ramayan during an interactive session with her fans on Instagram. See her answer.
The image shows Arvind Trivedi watching an episode of Ramayan.(Screengrab)
The image shows Arvind Trivedi watching an episode of Ramayan.(Screengrab)

Ramayan actor who played Raavan gets emotional seeing this scene. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 08:29 PM IST
In the video, the veteran actor, now 84 years old, gets all emotional while watching the particular episode.
A screengrab of the Ramayan video.
A screengrab of the Ramayan video.

Ramayan: Raavan actor Arvind Trivedi watches Sita apaharan scene, has emotional reaction

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 05:32 PM IST
A video of 84-year-old Raavan actor Arvind Trivedi watching a scene from the series Ramayan, has been shared online.
Shyam Sundar Kalani as Sugriva in Ramayan.
Shyam Sundar Kalani as Sugriva in Ramayan.

Ramayan’s Sugriva, actor Shyam Sundar Kalani dies, Arun Govil and Sunil Lahri pay tribute

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 06:13 PM IST
The actor behind Ramayan’s Sugriva, Shyam Sundar Kalani, has died. His co-stars Arun Govil and Sunil Lahri paid tribute.
A fake profile of Arun Govil was retweeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently.
A fake profile of Arun Govil was retweeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently.

Arun Govil aka Lord Rama from Ramayan makes an appeal to his impersonator, video goes viral

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 04:22 PM IST
Ramayan actor Arun Govil shared a video on Twitter and urged his impersonator to take the fake profile down.
Ramayan is being retelecast on DD National.
Ramayan is being retelecast on DD National.

Ramayan retelecast on DD garners highest ratings for a Hindi GEC show since 2015

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 10:18 PM IST
The Ramayan re-run has registered the highest rating for a Hindi General Entertainment Channel show, according to a report by Broadcasting Audience Research Council.
Ramayan and several other shows are being re-run during the coronavirus lockdown.
Ramayan and several other shows are being re-run during the coronavirus lockdown.

Ramayan, most watched programme in years, will start a few minutes late today

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2020 06:47 AM IST
Friday’s telecast of the mythological epic series Ramayan will be delayed by a few minutes so as to not overlap with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 9 am address to the nation.
Shah Rukh Khan was introduced to the film industry with Circus.
Shah Rukh Khan was introduced to the film industry with Circus.

After Ramayan and Mahabharat, Shah Rukh Khan’s Circus to be re-run on DD National

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 12:17 PM IST
Aziz Mirza's 1989 series Circus, which introduced the world to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, is making a comeback on Doordarshan.
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