It’s not news that veteran actor Arun Govil rose to immense fame by essaying the role of Lord Ram in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan. The actor has had a vast career in TV and films, however, the character of Lord Ram has just stuck to him for forever. But, did you know that the actor who played Lord Ram’s character so convincingly, also played Laxman’s character in one of Jeetendra and Jaya Prada films? Yes, you read that right!
He was seen in the 1997 film named Lav Kush starring Jeetendra and Jaya Prada in the lead role. The V. Madhusudhan Rao directorial saw him in the supporting role of Laxman while Jeetendra-Jaya played the lead characters of Ram and Sita. However, interestingly, Dara Singh is known to play the popular character of Hanuman in both, Ramayan and Lav Kush.
More interestingly, Ramayan aired during 1987-1988 while the movie was released almost a decade later.
Someone recently took to Twitter and shared a throwback picture of Arun Govil and Jeetendra and Laxman and Ram from the movie. Check this out:
— Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) April 18, 2020
Ever since Doordarshan has brought back Ramayan on TV, people are going crazy after the show and lesser-known facts about the actors. Each and every episode of the show is being savoured by the young and the old viewers alike. Interestingly, after Ramayan ended last week, now ‘Uttar Ramayan’ has been running on the show, which depicts the story of Lord Ram and Goddess Sita’s sons Luv and Kush.
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