Fact Check: Key scene of Ravan's assassination edited in re-run?
New Delhi : Ramanand Sagar's 1987 mythological epic drama Ramayan kept people glued to their screens during its re-run in 2020 amid lockdown. The Saturday's episode, however, gave birth to a new set of speculations with many claiming that the Ravan's assassination has been edited in the re-run.
Some viewers claimed that a key scene featuring Ravan’s brother Ahiravan was not shown.
Shashi Shekhar, the CEO of Prasar Bharti, has clarified that Doordarshan has not done away with any scene that was a part of Ramayan. “There have been no cuts, they were not part of the original production,” he wrote on Twitter.
In another tweet, Shekhar said that Indian epics has so many stories and interpretations within a larger narrative, that it was not possible for every single one of them to make it to the script of a television show. “The beauty of our epics are the many stories, side-stories and interpretations. Not every nuance can possibly make it into a single television script but perhaps leaves the door open for future productions,” he wrote.
The beauty of our epics are the many stories, side-stories and interpretations. Not every nuance can possibly make it into a single television script but perhaps leaves the door open for future productions https://t.co/od8HaoBANs— Shashi Shekhar (@shashidigital) April 18, 2020
Meanwhile, the last episode of Ramayan was telecasted on Saturday night and the prime time slot has been replaced with Uttar Ramayan, which is a continuation series from the makers.