Doordarshan brings back Mahabharat on TV starting today


New Delhi: As fans demanded the comeback of 90’s popular shows like Ramayan and Mahabharata amid the lockdown, national broadcaster Doordarshan, popularly called DD is telecasting the shows from today.

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana will also air again on TV from March 28. The telecast of the show will air from March 28 on Doordarshan’s National Channel at 9 am and the second episode at 9 pm.

Doordarshan and DD Bharati will telecast the epics of ‘Ramayan’ and ‘Mahabharat’ respectively from today, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

While Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday morning announced that Ramayan is making a comeback on Doordarshan, fans were waiting for Mahabharat’s return as well.

Demand for Ramayan and Mahabharat’s return arose on social media soon after PM Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown. On this, Prasar Bharati (Doordarshan and All India Radio) CEO Shashi Shekhar stated that they were in talks with the people who have the rights of ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’ to bring back the shows on TV.

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