Actor and Producer Mukesh Khanna, who is feeling ecstatic with the re-run of mythological shows Ramayan and Mahabharat has taken a dig at Ekta Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha. Speaking to Times of India, he opened up about these cult 90’s shows and how coronavirus lockdown has come as a blessing in disguise for the younger generation as they get a chance to watch the shows and connect with the culture. Also Read - Ramayan: Interesting Facts About Deepika Chikhalia Who Became an Overnight Star After Playing Sita

Mukesh, who himself played the role of Bhishmapitamah revealed some of the unknown facts about the show and lashed out at Ekta Kapoor for mocking Mahabharat. He even took a dig at Sonakshi Sinha and said that daily soaps have polluted the minds of TV viewers and these mythological shows will help people like Sonakshi, who don’t know anything about mythology. Also Read - Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan Gets Highest-Ever TRP in History of BARC Measurement

He was quoted as saying, “I think the reruns will be useful to many who haven’t watched the show earlier. It will also help people like Sonakshi Sinha who have no knowledge about our mythological sagas. People like her don’t know who did lord Hunuman get Sanjivani for. There is a video doing the rounds where few boys are asked whose Mama (uncle) was Kans and they got scared to answer. Some said Duryodhan, others said something else, so they are not aware of the mythology. Today’s generation is too much exposed to other things. They are exposed to saas bahu saga, Tiktok videos, western culture and they are diverted from Indian roots.”

Lashing out at Ekta Kapoor, he said, “Just forget about Ramayan and Mahabharat, take an example of Buniyaad, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Nukkad these shows were not related to mythology but even they had good content. Look at the story, the making, performances, they still look fresh. But today nobody has time to watch. First it was about test matches, then they started playing 50 overs, now they have reduced that and started playing 20-20. Now, we are not far enough when the results will be decided on who won the toss. So, yes I feel saas bahu sagas have played an important role in destroying the TV watching generation. There is a lack of good content on TV. I am not against women being shown in daily soaps but the way they are presented. You see any serial now-a-days, you will see 1 man between 6-7 ladies and he stands like a furniture.”