Doordarshan’s re-run of old classics has clicked in a big way with the viewers and the television ratings are proof of it. Out of all, it’s Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan which enjoyed a tremendous response from the ‘Kalyug‘ audience. Owing to its smashing run, all actors associated, especially Arun Govil and Dipika Chikhlia, once again became a topic of discussion.
In a recent interview, Dipika Chikhlia expressed her feelings over the show’s re-run and also spilled the beans over some interesting questions. She also spoke about the actress who she would like to see playing the character of Sita and the overwhelming response the show garnered from the millennial generation.
While talking with Bollywood Hungama, Dipika said, “I was always praised for my looks when the show was first telecast. I wasn’t acknowledged as a good actress. That is changing this time, thanks to the newer generation. She also said that playing the character of such stature limited her as an actress.
“Everyone knows how difficult it has been for me and the other actors from Ramayan to come out of the characters we played in the serial. People did not want to see us in any other roles other than what we played in Ramayan. Comparatively, I had it easy since I wasn’t in so much costume specially after Sita Maiyya’s Banwaas. I could still be accepted by the audience in a lovely saree and bindi on my forehead. But the other actors from Ramayan were in heavy costumes all the time. The newer generations are far more progressive. They understand that we were only playing characters from the Ramayan. It’s not so difficult to play other roles now,” she concluded saying.