After 'Ramayana', SRK-starrer 'Circus' set to make a comeback on Doordarshan
Rajit Kapur-starrer detective drama 'Byomkesh Bakshi' is also returning to DD National.
"Shekharan is BACK on @DDNational! Friends, #StayAtHome and watch your favourite @iamsrk's #Circus - TV Series (1989) - From 28th March at 8 pm on @DDNational" DD National tweeted.
Shekharan is BACK on @DDNational! Friends, #StayAtHome and watch your favorite @iamsrk's #Circus - TV Series (1989… https://t.co/GaYRbn4JIE— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) 1585382740000
"Circus", directed by Mirza and Kundan Shah, marked Shah Rukh's entry into the entertainment industry. The show also featured the likes of Renuka Shahane and actor-director Ashutosh Gowarikar.
The show will re-run at a time when the country is witnessing a 21-day lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus. The virus, which originated in China, has claimed the lives of 19 people in India and infected close to 900.
Don't Say We Didn't Tell You @iamsrk is coming to your home Watch your favorite TV Series from 1989 #Circus tonig… https://t.co/m6DYGFjMO7— PIB in Maharashtra #StayHome (@PIBMumbai) 1585382663000
Besides "Circus", Rajit Kapur-starrer detective drama "Byomkesh Bakshi" is also returning to Doordarshan.
"MUST WATCH -#RajitKapur in a role with which he will be associated forever! Detective show #ByomkeshBakshi from 28th March at 11 am only on @DDNational" the broadcaster tweeted.
MUST WATCH - #RajitKapur in a role with which he will be associated forever! Detective show #ByomkeshBakshi in few… https://t.co/2ysKNJhmwU— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) 1585373404000
Based on the famous Bengali sleuth character created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, the show ran from 1993 to 1997. It also featured KK Raina as Bakshi's sidekick Ajit Kumar Banerji.
Earlier, it was announced the cult hit mythological series -- "Ramayana" and "Mahabharat" -- will re-run on Doordarshan and DD Bharati, respectively.
REFRESH your memories!! Watch #Mahabharata on DD Bharati NOW #Doordarshan https://t.co/ezzFCbRnW0— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) 1585380111000
"Ramayan", based on Lord Ram's life, was first aired on Doordarshan in 1987 and attained a cult status. It featured Arun Govil in the role of Lord Ram and Deepika Chikhaliya as Sita. It was brought to the screen by Sagar Arts.
The other series "Mahabharat", based on the eponymous epic, first aired in 1988 and was a show that made many actors attain iconic status.