10 Amazing Facts About Ramanand Sagar’s ‘Ramayan’

Ramanand Sagar’s epic serial Ramayan, that has been brought back in the lockdown on public demand, remains one of the most iconic TV shows of all time. 

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Read on to know 10 mind-blowing facts about the show that changed the face of Indian television:

1. Jayshree Gadkar and Bal Dhuri, who played Kaushalya and Dashratha were married in real life.

2. Ramayan has earned a place in the Limca Book of Records as the World’s most watched mythological series.

3. The budget for Ramayan was Rs.9 lakh per episode, making it the most expensive show produced at that time!

4. The shooting for Ramayan went on for over 550 days!

5. Arun Govil received such intense love and adoration for his portrayal of Ram that he had to give up smoking in public!

6. Sanjay Jog was originally approached for the role of Laxman but he could not commit for the long shooting period. He was therefore cast as Bharat in the show.

7. Deepika Chikhalia was just about 15 years old when she played Sita in the TV show!

8. The show became so popular that it was extended thrice, to a total of 78 episodes, instead of the original 52 episodes.

9. When Ramayan was first telecasted, Doordarshan reportedly earned Rs.40 lakh per episode!

10. It was telecasted in 55 different countries and earned an impressive viewership of about 650 million!

No wonder the show continues to win hearts. Stay safe at home and don’t forget to share these impressive facts with your loved ones!

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