Ever since Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan has returned on TV, it’s like Doordarshan has revived again. The show and it’s actors are being showered with immense love yet again and all of them are trending on social media platforms. However, recently, veteran actor Arun Govil, who played the character of Sri Ram, revealed that he was not honored with a single award from the government for his contribution to the art. Now, actor Sunil Lehri aka Laxman from Ramayan, has reacted to his statement.
Yesterday, Arun Govil tweeted sharing how he got no awards and adulations from the government even after his character was so admired by the audience.
Now, in a recent interaction with Pinkvilla, Sunil Lehri has reacted to Govil’s statement. The actor said, “I have seen that our fans on Twitter have been trending that Ramayan should be given an award. But, I think by bagging an award or by accepting it, one can satisfy their ego that they were felicitated. However, there are so many actors in our industry who have won awards but still don’t have enough work. I think for us the biggest award is that the audience is loving us. Nothing is above that. They are genuinely of the opinion that we have done a good job, convincing performance, and they feel that if there were such characters in real life, they were like this. I think the world recognition and adulation we are getting is nothing above an award.”
Sunil Lehri’s portrayal of Laxman has also won many hearts and memes of his character have been trending on social media since the beginning of the rerun of Ramayan. All three lead actors, Arun Govil, Sunil Lehri and Dipika Chikhlia have become acte on Twitter and are enjoying the stardom yet again.
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