'Ramayan' to be back on small screen

Popular mythological story "Ramayan" is set to be retold on the small screen. Zee TV has announced the re-creation of the classic and it is already on the lookout for faces to play the epic's central characters Ram and Sita.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | 5:25:29 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 396 Comments  |  28942 Views

ramayan to be back on small screen

Popular mythological story "Ramayan" is set to be retold on the small screen. Zee TV has announced the re-creation of the classic and it is already on the lookout for faces to play the epic's central characters Ram and Sita.

With a fresh version of "Ramayan", the channel hopes to "foster the concept of the whole family engaging in a joint TV viewing experience and to reach out to an entire generation of youngsters who have unfortunately not had the privilege of growing up watching it," Sukesh Motwani, head of fiction programming, Zee TV, said in a statement.

The channel has roped in Moti Sagar of the famed Sagar Arts to re-create the epic drama. The original small screen version, produced and directed by Moti's father Ramanand Sagar, was a hit in the 1980s.

Another version of it was created for Imagine TV with actor Gurmeet Choudhary playing Ram, in 2008. That was produced by Sagar Arts too, and no wonder the same production company has been chosen to create the latest version.

"We have roped in the only team in India truly equipped for the task. If anyone can make the magic of 'Ramayan' come alive, it is the Sagars. Ramanand-ji (Sagar) did it brilliantly once, and Moti-Ji and Minakshi, who have inherited 'Ramayan' as a part of their core DNA, are all set to re-create the classic," Motwani added.

The cast of the new "Ramayan" has not yet been frozen. But prominent actors are being considered for the key roles of Ram and Sita.

Actors Aditya Redij, Avinash Sachdev and Aamir Dalvi have been approached to play Ram, and among the females Sanjeeda Shaikh, Suhasi Dhami and Rubina Dilaik have been auditioned for Sita's part.

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  • Posted on: 10 March 2014 at 1:08pmradhika5

    Rubina Dilaik was great as Sita

  • Posted on: 28 February 2014 at 10:32pmadiluvu

    Aditya Redij loveHeart adi hi my friend now miss u so much so plz come back soon kab tak wait kare ?? plz give some news abt u love

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  • Posted on: 27 February 2014 at 1:23amminzuuuu

    hi jaanHeart[ Aditya Redij sweetu Heartlove u jaan Heart miss u plz ab aa vi jaao koi interview do now wish to u Mahashivratri u n ur family God bless u.

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  • Posted on: 14 September 2013 at 10:45pmKrilovad

    Aditya RedijHeart Love u dear...Heart...u r my Rocks star.. Misss u so much plz jaldi se new show me aao...Love u dear koi News do...love u dear..Heart

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  • Posted on: 08 April 2013 at 10:13pmdeepa1122

    Wish Avinash and Rubina will be awesome and were coming in a new show soon

    Edited on:08 April 2013 at 10:14pm

  • Posted on: 04 September 2012 at 6:09amcrazyfangc

    love u in both jdj & pv.
    I LOVE YOU Gurmeet!!!
    u are the best!!
    u r the great actor.

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  • Posted on: 23 August 2012 at 1:05amPriyyanka

    SUHASI!!!!!!!!!!!! She'll be the best as Sita!!!

  • Posted on: 16 August 2012 at 12:11amsush_avina

    avinash and rubina will rock the show

  • Posted on: 07 August 2012 at 9:36pm.King-Of-Kings

    Avinash and Rubina will portray the role of Ram and Sita the best.

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  • Posted on: 05 August 2012 at 9:05amRiMa_972

    Hope you are better now Gurmeet - Rock JDJ!!

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