NEW DELHI: Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati is working out the technical and logistical issues related to the repeat telecast of the 1980’s blockbuster epics series Ramayan and Mahabharat.
The historical drama-epic series produced by Ramanand Sagar and B R Chopra, respectively, were first telecast on Doordarshan in the late 1980’s and had entertained an entire generation of TV viewers in an era where the entertainment channel boom had still not taken place.
Both Ramayan and Mahabharat, understood to be among the most successful TV series in the history of Indian television, were viewed by over 650 million people spread across 55 countries.
Prasar Bharati chief executive Shashi Shekhar Vempati said the pubcaster is in the process of firming up the schedule of the series.
TOI has learned that copyright issues related to both series have been ironed out.