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“Bad Television shows responsible for the popularity of digital content” – Times of India

“Bad Television shows responsible for the popularity of digital content” - Times of India

The Times Litfest, one of the country’s leading literature festivals, partnered with Brookfield Properties to host Anant Mahadevan, noted actor, writer, and director. Mahadevan who has spent more than four decades in the industry related some of his first-hand experiences with film makers who were the founding fathers of television serials in his memoir- ‘Once Upon a Prime Time’

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When legendary movie director and producer- B R Chopra, chose noted Urdu Poet, Rahi Masoom Raza to write the script for the Mahabharat for Doordarshan, it did not go well with the senior officials there.

“Many found it offensive that a non-Hindu who may have limited knowledge of a major Sanskrit epic of Ancient India like the Mahabharata should be writing its script. But Mr. Chopra was adamant about having only Raza Sahab as the script writer if the show was to be made. He also requested the senior management for the narration for the show,” stated Anant Mahadevan,…

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