Opposition to Bollywood films has become a common thing now. This year, ‘Pathan’ and then the recently released Prabhas and Kriti Sanon starrer ‘Adipurush’ faced massive protests. Despite huge controversies, both the films earned crores at the box office. People found many flaws in ‘Adipurush’ directed by Om Raut and insisted on watching Ramanand Sagar’s ‘Ramayan’ again. But do you know that this popular TV serial was also banned for 2 years. The government banned the telecast of this show. what was the reason?
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initially not approved
The first episode of the mythological TV serial ‘Ramayana’ aired in 1987. People liked this serial with 78 episodes so much that even today people worship its artists like God. Even after 36 years, the popularity of this show has not diminished. Young and old alike have appreciated and loved this show. But to make this show accessible to the audience, the makers had to chew iron gram.
Mentioned in the book written by Ramanand Sagar’s son
Ramanand Sagar’s son Prem Sagar has written a book. In the book titled ‘An Epic Life: Ramanand Sagar from Barsaat to Ramayana’, he has mentioned many things related to the serial. He said that both the government and the owners of Doordarshan were not happy with the telecast of the show. Both did not like the idea of the show. He rejected the three pilot episodes produced by Ramanand Sagar. However, after much discussion the show was given the green signal and went on air.
Sunil Laheri told the reason
According to actor Sunil Lahiri, who played the role of Laxman in ‘Ramayana’, the way ‘Adipurush’ is being opposed now, in the same way ‘Ramayana’ was also opposed. The Ministry of Broadcasting had objected to Sita’s blouse in the show. Sita Mata could not wear sleeveless blouse. Doordarshan also opposed this show. Sunil Lahiri said, DD’s owner has stopped telecasting the show.
suspended for two years
Despite opposition, Ramanand Sagar did not give up. He reworked the costume of Dipika Chikhaliya, the actress who plays Sita, and created a full sleeve blouse. Similarly the saree was also designed. The show was allowed to go on air only after this change. It took almost two years behind this. Till then the show was stopped.
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