Ramayan maker Ramanand Sagar’s show Shri Krishna ran for more than seven years, and had over 200 episodes. Swapnil Joshi soon gained popularity on the show for his portrayal, and he was retained for longer than what was initially planned.(Youtube)
After making the successful TV show Ramayan, producer Ramanand Sagar wanted to tap into another epic show — the Bhagavat Puran. Produced by Ramanand, Subhash Sagar and Prem Sagar, and directed by Ramanand, Anand Sagar and Moti Sagar, Shri Krishna was one of the biggest grossers for Doordarshan during the seven years it was on air. The national broadcaster had a limit on the number of episodes it could air in the ’80s, but the ’90s brought about a change in these rules. A producer could now make a show for a longer duration.