Ramayan actor Arun Govil recently took to social media and shared his pain about not receiving any award or recognition for his contribution to the art and craft of acting. Arun claimed in his tweet that he belongs to Uttar Pradesh and has lived for over fifty years in Mumbai, still neither of the state governments nor the central government have felicitated him with any award or honour.
Replying to a fan on Twitter, who said, "Your contribution to acting is immense, especially in Ramayan. But you have never been bestowed with an award," Arun wrote, "Be it any state or central government, I have never been honoured by them. I belong to Uttar Pradesh, but the state government never gave me any award. I have been living in Mumbai for over fifty years, but even the Maharashtra government has not honoured me."
Check out Arun's tweet below:
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. #रामायण https://t.co/C91yuJClMr— Arun Govil (@arungovil12) April 25, 2020
Ramanand Sagar's mythological serial Ramayan of the eighties made a historic comeback on TV amid the COVID-19 lockdown. The impact of the serial is such that the actors associated with it continue to live under the shadow of their characters, with people remembering them for the roles they played in the show, which narrated the life story of Lord Rama and Sita.
(With inputs from IANS)
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