A nine-day Ayodhya ki Ramleela will be performed at Laxman Quila on the banks of the river Saryu from October 17-25 in which Bollywood actors will play various characters of the epic. But this time there will be no A listed stars. Bindu Dara Singh, son of the late wrestler/actor Dara Singh who had played the iconic role of Lord Hanuman in Ramnand Sagar’s Ramayan, will follow in the footsteps of his father by essaying the same role in the Ramleela in Ayodhya. Manoj Tewari, actor-turned-BJP MP from north-east Delhi, will play the character of Angad, son of king Bali of Kishkindha, while famous Bhojpuri actor and now Gorakhpur MP Ravi Kishan will play the character of Bharat, lord Ram’s younger brother.
Ravi Kishan is in focus right now for his famous speech in Parliament a couple of days back to smoke out drugs in the country.The role of Sita will be essayed by Kavita Joshi and that of lord Ram by Sonu Sagar. Legendary Bollywood comedian Asrani will slip into the role of Narad Muni. Other Bollywood actors involved in the production include Raza Murad, Shahbaz Khan, Avtar Gill, Rajesh Puri and Rakesh Bedi. If the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic subsides by then, spectators will be allowed to witness the grand Ramleela. Otherwise, the week–long show will be streamed live on social networking platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. It will also be telecast live on national broadcaster Doordarshan and other entertainment channels.