Arun Govil, says no government ever felicitated him before

Arun Govil The Ramayan series that is being telecasted now during the lockdown on Doordashan was originally aired in the year 1987. Recently, it has become of the most watched television shows with more than a million audience across India. People are also taking the opportunity to appreciate the performing actors in the TV show who played Rama and Sita. Arun Govil who played Rama has won hearts with his outstanding performance and noble character.

Arun Govil

Thus, in a recent tweet, Arun poured out his feelings online to reach out to his beloved audiences.

Arun Govil says no government ever felicitated him before

He stated: “चाहे कोई राज्य सरकार हो या केंद्र सरकार, मुझे आज तक किसी सरकार ने कोई सम्मान नहीं दिया है. मैं उत्तर प्रदेश से हूँ, लेकिन उस सरकार ने भी मुझे आज तक कोई सम्मान नहीं दिया. और यहाँ तक कि मैं पचास साल से मुंबई में हूँ, लेकिन महाराष्ट्र की सरकार ने भी कोई सम्मान नहीं दिया”.

This roughly translates into, “Neither state government nor central government has felicitated me. I am from Uttar Pradesh but so far none of the government honoured me for my work. In fact, I have been living in Mumbai since last 50 years but even Maharashtra govt never thought of it.”

“People thought I wasn’t suited for commercial films anymore,” said Arun


Even in an early interview with Times of India, Arun talked about his Ramayan series by saying: “I had started my career as a Hindi film hero and post ‘Ramayan’, when I wanted to return to Bollywood, producers said, ‘Your image as Ram is so strong we cannot cast you as anyone else or give you a supporting role’.”

“They felt that I was not suited for commercial movies anymore. That became the biggest minus point of my career, and I realised that I could never return to showbiz the way I wanted to. I took up a few TV shows, but every time I did something, people rejected me saying, ‘Arre, Ramji kya kar rahe hain’.”

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