Ramayan recently completed a record-breaking run on Indian TV as the iconic serial was re-telecast during the COVID-19 lockdown. Not just did Ramayan become the most-watched show in India, taking Doordashan to the top of the TRP charts, but the channel also claimed that it was the most-watched show across the world. Apart from netizens sharing their excitement on social media and sharing memes, a highlight was how the actors who featured in the various roles re-shot to the limelight in a grand way.
While actors like Arun Govil, Dipika Chikhlia and Sunil Lahri, who played Ram, Sita and Lakshman respectively, became household names again, another actor who enjoyed a huge following back then was Dara Singh. Recently, the late actor’s son Vindu Dara Singh opened up on the experience of watching the show again in an interview with a news portal.
Vindu termed it as ‘fantastic’ to watch his father on the small screen with his family and said that he was proud of the veteran actor-wrestler. He also expressed his delight at the younger generation watching the ‘beautiful series’, adding that it would ‘instill good values’ among the kids. The former 'Bigg Boss' winner recalled how Dara Singh had played the role of Hanuman in a film named 'Bajrang Bali', before playing the role in 'Ramayan', and that was a success.
Vindu also stated that the director of the show Ramananand Sagar was like their family member. In an interesting anecdote, he shared that Ramanand Sagar had called Dara Singh for a meeting after seeing a dream where Dara Singh was playing the role of Hanuman in his series. The director was so impacted by the visual that he was keen to cast him in the role again, and that he would not take no for an answer.
Vindu had earlier shared a snap of his father from the sets, and stated that he was enjoying the show. The actor had also hoped that miracles, as seen in the show, could help in getting a cure for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Vindu recently travelled from Chandigarh to Mumbai after the lockdown restrictions were eased in fourth phase of the lockdown.
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