Entertainment News Today, March 28: After announcing the rerun of Ramayan on DD National, the Information & Broadcasting ministry announced that BR Chopra‘s Mahabharat will also be telecast again starting from Saturday. The announcement was made by I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar who took to Twitter to reveal that Mahabharat will take over DD Bharati from Saturday, March 28, in two time slots daily. His tweet mentioned that the iconic mythological show will be aired at 12 pm and 7 pm. Also Read - #Ramayan Trends on Twitter as People Get Nostalgic And Recall How Iconic Show Changed Their Childhood
Javadekar said, “Happy to announce that DD Bharati will relay from tomorrow Saturday 28th March, the popular serial ‘Mahabharat’ at 12 noon and 7 pm every day.” Also Read - Ramayan Comes Back on Doordarshan From Saturday at 9 am And 9 pm, Prakash Javadekar Confirms
Like Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, BR Chopra’s Mahabharat, too, emerged as one of the popular TV shows of the ’90s. It was aired from October 2, 1988, to June 24, 1990. The show featured many prominent names including Punit Issar in the role of Duryodhana, Nitish Bharadwaj as Krishna, Roopa Ganguly as Draupadi and Gajendra Chauhan as Yudhishthir among other actors.
Meanwhile, Ramayan will be telecast from Saturday, March 28, in two time slots – at 9 am and at 9 pm. The Ramanand Sagar’s show featured Avil Govil as Ram, Deepika Chikhalia as Sita, Arvind Trivedi as Ravan and Dara Singh as Hanuman. The show was first aired from January 1987 to July 1988.
Both Ramayan and Mahabharat are set to bring nostalgia for the audience, especially for people who grew up in the ’90s and experienced the hysteria getting unfolded around these shows. Both the shows are etched as an important childhood memory of among the kids who were born in the ’90s or late ’80s.
The decision taken by the ministry is another step to encourage people to stay indoors as India goes under lockdown to fight against the growing coronavirus pandemic in the country.