Arun Govil, who played the role of Lord Rama in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, holds a special place in fans’ hearts. He continues to be loved by his fans even though it has been decades since he was last seen performing in the mythological series. However, some lashed out at him for letting his female fan knell down at his feet. A few were appalled by the fact that the woman actually thought she was falling at Lord Rama's feet and taking blessings from him.
Obviously, the latest viral video had mixed reactions from netizens, but ultimately, the veteran actor became the target of trolls. ALSO READ | VIRAL! Woman Touches Feet Of Ramayan’s Ram Aka Arun Govil At Airport As She Lays At His Feet And Prays To Him-See VIDEO
What a utter stupidity and nonsense is this .Indians are nuts https://t.co/J4vz8DMiGm— Stubborn (@stubbornfemale) October 1, 2022
However, now, the actor has finally shared his part of the story leaving him confused as to how he should react. "I didn’t know what to do at that point, I couldn’t even bend to pick her up," Arun Govil told Hindustan Times.
Furthermore, he also shared that her husband was in the ICU and she wanted to wrap a yellow dupatta around him, but he asked her to make her husband wear it instead.
It’s been more than 15 years since Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan first aired on television sets and even after so many years, the man is still known as Lord Rama by his fans.
Exactly 35 years ago, Ramayan aired for the first time in 1987.— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) October 1, 2022
Arun Govil played the role of Shri Ram. He is now 64 years old. pic.twitter.com/3jYE9Xe6yi
"For the last 14 years, I have not done anything, except maybe make a few special appearances," Govil was previously quoted as saying by IANS.
He added, "I had started my career as a Hindi film hero and post-Ramayan, when I wanted to return to Bollywood, producers said, ‘Your image as Ram is so strong we cannot cast you as anyone else or give you a supporting role."
When Arun Govil found a special place in the hearts of the audience as Lord Rama, his career came to a standstill following the show’s closure, as the producers did not want to cast him in any other role.
While Govil tried his best to make a comeback, he suffered failure in his career. Disappointed by the same, Govil said, “They felt that I was not suited for commercial movies anymore. That became the biggest minus point of my career, and I realised that I could never return to showbiz the way I wanted to. I took up a few TV shows, but every time I did something, people rejected me saying, ‘Arre, Ramji kya kar rahe hain (Hey! What is Lord Ram doing here).”
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