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‘Ramayan’ becomes World’s most viewed TV show, beats ‘GOT’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’

Ramayan, which is being re-telecasted on DD National, has become world's most viewed TV show beating  GOT? and The Big Bang Theory? in terms of viewership.
A still from Ramanand Sagar’s TV show ‘Ramayan’

Ramanand Sagars Ramayan, which is being re-telecasted on DD National, has become the world’s most viewed TV show beating  Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory? in terms of viewership. While Game of Thrones finale, telecasted in May 2019 was watched by 19.3 million people, The Big Bang Theory finale was watched by roughly 18 million people.

As per DD National, 77 million (7.7 crore) people across the world watched Ramayan on April 16. DD National tweeted a small video stating that same. DD National wrote, Thanks to all our viewers!! #RAMAYAN- WORLD RECORD!! Highest Viewed Entertainment Program Globally.

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33 years after it was first aired, DD National started to re-telecast Ramayan in March, 2020, soon after a nationwide lockdown was imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.

The TV series, written, produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar features Arun Govil as Lord Rama, Dipika Chikhlia Topiwala as Goddess Sita and Sunil Lahri as Lord Lakshman. The series also stars well-known actors like Lalita Pawar, Arvind Trivedi and Dara Singh.

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‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain’ actress Mohena Kumari tests positive for coronavirus

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Actress Mohena Kumari, who acted in the popular television show, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai has tested positive for coronavirus. Mohena Kumari, is married to Suyyesh Rawat, who is the son of Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj, who tested positive for COVID-19 along with six members of his family on Sunday. The entire family is currently hospitalized.

In an interview with ETimes, the actress confirmed the news and said that she is doing fine now. The actress said, Yes, the news is true. Seven from our family have tested positive for COVID-19 but we are doing fine now. Right now, we are in the hospital. My brother-in-laws latest report has come negative, so hes fine now. There are other people too apart from the family. We had very mild symptoms and we thought it must be because of the change in weather.

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The actress added, Coronavirus is such that it spreads like a wild fire. First my mother-in-law got it but her symptoms were so mild that we couldn’t figure it out. It is our second day in the hospital, everyone is showing the signs of recovery and we will be fine soon. We are in quarantine now and getting treatment.

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22-year-old reality show winner Mebiena Michael dies in road accident

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In a tragic incident, 22-year-old  actress Kannada Mebiena Michael died in a car accident while she was on her way to her home in Madikeri on May 26 evening.
Mebeina Michael

In a tragic incident, 22-year-old  actress Kannada Mebiena Michael died in a car accident while she was on her way to her home in Madikeri on May 26 evening. The accident took place near Devihalli in Karnataka.

Mebiena, who won the Season 4 of reality show Pyaate Hudugir Halli Life,’ was accompanied by friends in her car when suddenly the car rammed into a tractor, which was taking a turn. The passengers were immediately rushed to Adichuchunagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital. While her friends are showing signs of recovery, Mebiena unfortunately succumbed to her injuries.

Expressing shock and grief over her demise, host of Pyaate Hudugir Halli Life, Season 4, Akul Balaji tweeted, Shock to hear the sudden demise of one of my favourite contestant and winner of PHHL 4.. Mebiena, soo young and full of life, cant digest the fact.. my prayers for her family to ger over the tragedy.

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Veteran TV actor Ashiesh Roy admitted in ICU, asks for financial help on Facebook

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Veteran television actor Ashiesh Roy has been admitted at a hospital in Mumbai for dialysis and asked for financial help through a Facebook post.
Ashiesh Roy

Veteran television actor Ashiesh Roy has been admitted at a hospital in Mumbai for dialysis and asked for financial help through a Facebook post. Roy took to Facebook to share sharing two updates on May 17, mentioning that he was in the ICU and needed money urgently for dialysis.

In the past few years, the 55-year-old actor has been admitted to hospital several times due to his various health issues. Back in January, the actor was hospitalised for water retention.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to Twitter, urging film associations to raise money for Roy. Mehta wrote: Actor Ashish Roy (Bond) is seriously ill, on dialysis and in the ICU. He has appealed for financial help on FB. I’m doing all I can to help. Can industry associations also help the ailing actor??

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Mehta, who directed the film Aligarh, tagged Sushant Singh, General secretary of Cine and TV ArtistesAssociation (CINTAA) and Ashoke Pandit, Chief advisor of Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE).

Roy has been active in entertainment industry since the late 1990s. Over the years, Roy has starred in shows like Sasural Simar Ka, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi?, Jeannie Aur Juju, Baa Bahu Aur Baby, Mrs And Mr Sharma Allahabad Wale, and Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai.

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