Ramanand Sagar’s Shri Krishna to return on DD National amid lockdown

With the citizens being asked to stay inside their homes to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and flatten the curve, TV channels have been doing all they can to keep them entertained and occupied. Since the shooting of new episodes has been put to a halt indefinitely, TV Channels are now running old shows that very popular back in the day.

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Iconic mythological shows like Ramayan, Mahabharat, Siya Ke Ram, amongst others have
returned to make our lockdown special.
Ramayan is being re-aired on Doordarshan since March 28. There are a total of 78 episodes based on Valmiki Ramayana and Tulsidas’s Ramcharitmanas. Television serial Ramayan, based on the popular Hindu mythology, has broken records to become the world’s most-watched entertainment show with 7.7 crore viewers on April 16, Doordarshan tweeted.

According to sources, it is said that Ramanand Sagar’s mythological series Shri Krishna is set to make a comeback on DD National. Along Ramayan and Mahabharat, Shri Krishna has also been viewed massively.

Prasar Bharti announced on Twitter on Sunday. Prasar Bharti wrote “Coming Soon” and shared a promo clip of the show on Twitter. The promo clip of the show included events including Lord Krishna lifting the Govardhan hill on his little finger and dancing on the Kaliya Naag. The show will air on DD National and the date and timings of the show’s telecast will be announced soon.

The show was written, directed and produced by Ramanand Sagar, this show was originally telecast from 1993 to 1996 on Doordarshan’s Metro Channel (DD-2) but was moved to DD National in 1996. The show is 221-episode long. Swapnil Joshi portrayed the role of the young Krishna whereas Sarvadaman Banerjee brought the character of adult Krishna to life. The show also starred Deepak Deulkar, Pinky Parikh among others.

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