After faux information of the dying of actor Arvind Trivedi, who performed Raavan in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, surfaced on-line lately, his co-star Sunil Lahri requested everybody to chorus from spreading such rumours. Sunil stated that Arvind was fantastic and hoped for him to reside an extended, wholesome life.
Taking to Instagram, Sunil wrote in Hindi, “Nowadays, we are inundated with bad news because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and this time, it was fake news about Arvind Trivedi ji (Raavan). I request those who are spreading such false rumours to refrain from doing so… By God’s grace, Arvind ji is fine and I pray that God always keeps him healthy.”
Last 12 months, too, Arvind fell prey to a dying hoax. At the time, his nephew Kaustubh Trivedi took to Twitter to substantiate that the actor is ‘all good and safe’. He wrote, “Dear all my uncle Arvind Trivedi lankesh is all good and safe. Stop spreading fake news it is request. Now please spread this. Thanks.”
In a video shared on Instagram final 12 months, Sunil admitted to having apprehensions about Arvind taking part in Raavan in Ramayan. “I was a bit disappointed when I came to know that he has come for the role of Raavan. I wondered Raavan was such a mighty character, how would he justify the role. But I was so impressed when he came out in his costume and makeup, and was a totally contrast personality,” he stated.
Ramayan was written, produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar. The present, which first aired on Doordarshan in 1987, made a comeback on the small display after the lockdown was introduced final 12 months. The re-telecast on DD National noticed crores of individuals tuning in and registered the highest-ever ranking for a Hindi General Entertainment Channel (GEC) programme since 2015.
Doordarshan claimed in a tweet that Ramayan created a ‘world record’ for the most-watched episode ever as 77 million viewers tuned in on April 16 final 12 months. However, this declare has been debated since.