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Ramayan: Did You Know Singers Suresh Wadkar And Kavita Krishnamurthy Gracefully Took A Pay Cut For The Title Track?

Ramayan helmed by Ramanand Sagar is once again enthralling the audience as it being re-telecasted on TV. Now, the director's son has revealed something interesting about the music of the show

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Ramayan: Did You Know Singers Suresh Wadkar And Kavita Krishnamurthy Gracefully Took A Pay Cut For The Title Track?
Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan made a comeback to television only to make our quarantine time entertaining. The mythological serial became one of the most-watched TV shows as it got re-telecasted on TV and the cast of the show also attained a lot of popularity. Now, the director's son Prem Sagar has revealed something interesting about the music of the show. The music of Ramayan was composed by legendary musician and playback singer Ravindra Jain and its track was sung by Suresh Wadkar and Kavita Krishnamurthy.

Ramanand Sagar's son Prem Sagar recently revealed that his father had only Ravindra Jain in his mind for Ramayan's music. In the interview, Prem Sagar also revealed that the singers took a pay cut just to be a part of an epic show like Ramayan. Prem Sagar was quoted saying, "Composing the music for Ramayan was the most challenging task while making the series. When Ravindra Jain landed in Mumbai, he first came to Sagar villa to meet my father and sang ‘Ghungroo ki tarah bajta raha mein’. Fondly known as Dadu, he was a true maestro. Often words would flow from his mouth while he hummed a tune."

He further added, "My father, Ramanand Sagar didn’t even think of anyone else other than Ravindra Jain when we began work on Ramayan. Both of them were like two bodies with one soul. There was extensive research done for making the music as per relevance. Notable singers like Suresh Wadkar, Kavita Krishnamurthy gracefully took a cut in their payments to be a part of Ramayan.”

The interesting bit about Ramayan's music is the kind of instruments that were used in its composition. Dholak replaced Table and Shehnai replaced Clarinets and that's how the music of the most popular show Ramayan was composed. (Also Read: After Ramayan And Mahabharat, Doordarshan All Set For Nitish Bharadwaj’s Vishnupuran's Re-Run)

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