Decades old Doordarshan Ramayan’s Cast were offered hefty amounts to do bold photoshoots, these are the words of Arun Govil who played Lord Ram in the serial.
Ramayan actor Arun Govil paid a visit to The Kapil Sharma Show accompanied by the actors who played Laxman and Sita and there he came out with some shocking details. Arun Govil made a shocking revelation that the cast was offered ‘hefty amount’ for a bold photoshoot.
Actor Arun Govil, who played a life-changing character of Ram in Ramanand Sagar’s ‘Ramayan’, that was broadcast on Doordarshan almost three decades back, will reappear on the Television, on The Kapil Sharma Show. Whilst talking about his show, the actor happened to reveal some shocking details, about how the cast, consisting of Deepika Chikhalia and Sunil Lahri (Sita and Laxman on the show) were approached for a bold photoshoot and offered hefty amounts for the same.
Talking to IANS, Arun shared,
“While we were shooting for Ramayan, a lot of renowned magazines approached me and the other cast members to do sensuous photoshoots for them. They were so desperate that they were ready to pay hefty amounts of money for it.”
When he was asked why none of the cast members took up on the offer, Arun added,
“But none of us accepted their offers and we believed that our audiences look up to and rest their faith in us. We could never take the chance of breaking their trust for money.”
A pic of the cast from the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show has gone viral on social media. In this pic, all three i.e. Ram, Laxman and Sita could be seen with folded hands, just like the trio did on the show, that aired back in 1987.
Talking about Arun Govil’s Bollywood debut. He made his 1st silver screen appearance back in 1977 with Prashant Nanda’s (Paheli). Sometime back, Arun Govil made a comment that after doing Ramayana his career took a nosedive as filmmakers were unable to see him eligible for any other role.