Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi Shekhar issues clarification after fans express disappointment with final episode of ‘Ramayan’ claiming cuts and edits


Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan ended this weekend but it seems like the fans are not happy with the finale episode. Taking to Twitter, many of them questioned if the channel had edited certain portions of the show. Fans tweeted that the portion from the climax featuring Ram and Lakshman and the death of Ravan’s brother Ahiraavan was not telecast. After complaints started pouring in, Shashi Shekhar, Prasar Bharati CEO took to Twitter to issue a clarification.


He tweeted, "There have been no cuts, they were not part of the original production.” He further added, “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.”

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Check out the tweets by the fans:


@DDNational I think Episode of Ahiravan and Mahiravan is missing from telecast of Ramayana. Either there no such episode in Ramanand Sagar's Ramayana or this is mistake or you cut that episode to end early. This is very important episode in Ramayan.

Ye dd National wale kis jaldi m hai....Puri Ramayan cut karke ke dikhayi h..
Hanuman ji ka seena chirna...
Laxman urmila milan
Ahiravan vadhh.
Ending ka part....kya yr#RamayanOnDDNational#RavanOnTwitter @DDNational @PrakashJavdekar @LahriSunil @arungovil12 #StayHome #Ramayana

@DDNational I don't understand why do you cut scenes and show repeat telecastes. We have many days why are you showing Uttar Ramayan only once in a day? Why not 2 episodes per day. Also ahiravan, laxman-ravan etc. Scenes were cut.#Ramayan #NoToRepeatTelecast

Directed by Ramanand Sagar, the mythological series featured Arun Govil as Ram, Deepika Chikhlia as Sita and Sunil Lahri as Lakshman. It also featured Late Dara Singh as Hanuman and Arvind Trivedi as Ravana. The show was originally telecast from 25 January 1987 to 31 July 1988.

(Source: Twitter)