The organizers of star-studded virtual Ramlila in Ayodhya have claimed that the numbers of viewers watching it on different media platforms have crossed the 100 million mark.
The Ramlila held at the Laxman Qila, a grand temple situated on the banks of river Saryu, saw some stellar performances by Bollywood stars and actors-turned-politicians, including actor Shahbaz Khan who played the character of Ravana, Kavita Joshi who played Sita, and Gorakhpur MP Ravi Kishan, who essayed the role of Bharat.
It was telecast in 14 Indian languages, including Urdu.
Talking to IANS, its Director Subhash Malik said: “Only in six days of the Ramlila, we observed that the viewership on Doordarshan, YouTube, television channels and on other social media, has hit more than 10 million.”
Due to Covid-19 protocols, there were no spectators at the venue and people in the area could watch its telecast on big LED screens installed at different places and also on mobile vans sent to remote villages for their residents’ benefit.
The celebrated star-studded Ramlila included a troupe of 85 artistes from Mumbai. A 55-member team from Doordarshan shot the epic of the Ramayana from nine angles. (IANS)