BanglaHunt Desk: 196The Mahabharata was televised in that year. That time-honored serial is back again at the time of this lockdown. Needless to say, the series is still as popular as it was then.
The younger generation has adopted this series and its characters in the same way. Just like before, everyone used to sit together in front of the TV at the end of the week to watch the Mahabharata, still the scene is seen. The popularity of this show has increased so much that Mahabharata has topped the trending list on all social media platforms.
But with the passage of time, the age of actors and actresses has also increased. They also got popularity as Mahabharata was telecast again. Nitish Bharadwaj played the role of Krishna. Now he is an MP. His performance as Krishna in the series was highly acclaimed. He is also a director and screenwriter. He was last seen in the film Kedarnath.
Gajendra Chauhan was seen in the role of Yudhisthira. As the Mahabharata was rebroadcast, he took a new look. He has acted in more than 600 shows in his 34-year career. He was also the former chairman of FTII.
Praveen Kumar played the role of Bhim. In real life he is an athlete. He participated in the Olympic and Asian Games twice. He also won four medals.
PRAVIN KUMAR SOBTI, popularly known as Bheem of Mahabharat; won 2 gold, 1 silver & 1 bronze medals at 1966, 1970 & 1974 #AsianGames, in discus throw & hammer throw. # AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/E6O4CPQLyr
– Manoj Kumar (@ BharatKumar1857) August 21, 2018
Arjun was Firoz Khan. He also acted in several films after the Mahabharata. Among them are pictures like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Tiranga, Karan Arjun.
Rupa Ganguly played the role of Draupadi. He is currently a member of the Rajya Sabha. Finally, she won the National Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the film.
Mukesh Khanna was seen in the role of Bhishma's grandfather. Then he gained a lot of popularity as a strong man.
Puneet Issar was Duryodhana. He has acted in many films even after this series. He has been seen in Bachna Aye Hasino, Son of Sardar, Ravana.
Pankaj Dhir played the role of Karna. Since then, he has acted in several serials including Soldier and Tarzan. Notable among them are Sasural Simar Ka, Debo Ka Dev Mahadev.
Goofy Payantal was seen in the role of Shakuni Mama. After watching his performance in the series, he played the role of a villain in several films.
Dhritarashtra was Girija Shankar. This is the most important character of his career. He was also seen in Alif Layla.
Renuka Israni played the role of Gandhari. He was only 22 at the time. Then he started acting on the small screen.
Nazneen, a popular actress of the time, played the role of Kunti. Before that he had acted in several films including Kora Kagaz, Chalte Chalte, Dildar.
Surendra Pal was seen in the role of Dronacharya. Later, he also acted in popular films including Jodha Akbar and Air Lift.