Bangalore, Dec 5: The NDTV Imagine, a new player in the Hindi GEC space, has announced that the mythological series of 'Ramayan" will be screened from January 21. In a press release reached here on Saturday stated that the serial was produced by the Sagar Arts and will have premiere show on January 21 adding it would be telecast from Monday toThursday in the 9.30 pm time slot.
According to Sameer Nair, CEO, NDTV Imagine, “Ramayan is a tale for every generation. It is multi-layered, multi-faceted, and multi-dimensional. And this brand of the timeless classic has been interpreted to cater to the taste of a shining, modern India. Television is all about great stories well told, and for us 'Ramayan" is India's greatest story ever. We hope to re-tell it in a compelling, entertaining manner."
The characters in 'Ramayan" will be essayed by a new generation of actors – Gurmeet Choudhary will play the lead of Lord Ram, while Debina Bonnerjee would play Sita. Ankit Arora, Vije Bhatia and Lalit Negi will play the three key characters of Lakshman, Bharat and Shatrughan, respectively. The entire production is being executed at Sagar Film City in Baroda where grand sets have been erected to depict key areas in the kingdom of Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Ram.
On the show, Prem Sagar commented, “Like river Ganga, Ramayan is sacred, timeless and immeasurable. A dip in the values of idealism and sacrifice embodied in Ramayan is like a bath in the Ganga that purifies your thought, speech and action and washes away all evil gathered as time has moved life. Twenty years ago, our revered father Dr Ramanand Sagar created a revolution through a blockbuster show. Now, we the second and third generation hope to recreate the same magic."