Ramayan And Mahabharat To Make A Comeback On Our TV Screens? Prasar Bharti In Talks With Right Holders

On popular demand, Prasar Bharti is trying to get the epic shows - Ramayan and Mahabharat to re-run on our TV screens while India is under 21 days lockdown because of Coronavirus

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Ramayan And Mahabharat To Make A Comeback On Our TV Screens? Prasar Bharti In Talks With Right Holders
Locked inside your homes and already bored of all the content OTT platforms are throwing at you? Fret not, we may get to relive some of the old shows soon and seek entertainment. Epic Television shows Ramayan and Mahabharat may come back on the small screens. Yes, the same shows that got the entire nation glued to the TV screens every Sunday morning. The shows based on India's great mythology stories were the most famous shows ever made and now, we have got to know that plans are on to get these shows back on TV.

Shashi Kapoor, CEO of Prasar Bharati, recently replied to a tweet saying that the broadcasters are in talks with the right holders of the show to avail the rights to re-run these shows on Doordarshan. Replying to a tweet demanding re-runs of the show, Shashi Kapoor tweeted, "Yes we are working on the same with the Rights Holders. Will update shortly. Stay tuned." Now, when a fan demanded an update on the same, he replied saying, "Hopeful of sharing schedule by end of day today. Technical and Logistics issues being worked out."

From the time Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced 21 days lockdown, fans have been demanding the return of these shows on Twitter. A user wrote, "Dear @narendramodi ji @PrakashJavdekar ji Please consider asking DD, and advising other channels, to telecast Ramanand Sagar's Ramayana and B R Chopra's Mahabharata daily. Perhaps two episodes a day each. They acted as magnets in quarantining people back then. They still can."

Now, isn't that great news? The shows ran on Doordarshan for the longest period of time and were huge TRP rakers. The current generation sadly couldn't experience the same, however, now there's a chance.

Image Source: doordarshan-serials.blogspot.com
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