When Dipika Chikhlia, Arun Govil And Sunil Lahiri Ran To Save Their Lives While Shooting For Ramayan

Throwback to the time when the lead actors of Ramanand Sagar's 'Ramayan', Arun Govil, Dipika Chikhlia, and Sunil Lahiri ran for their lives while shooting a scene under a huge tree.


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When Dipika Chikhlia, Arun Govil And Sunil Lahiri Ran To Save Their Lives While Shooting For Ramayan

Dipika Chikhlia, Arun Govil and Sunil Lahiri are one of the few actors in India, who are loved and respected by almost everyone. Although each one of them does not have a long list of blockbuster films or shows to their names, they're still timeless superstars, whose mere appearance in public breaks the headlines. For instance, on January 17, 2024, when this exceptionally talented trio reached Ayodhya days before Ram Mandir's Pran Prtishtha ceremony, their pictures immediately broke the internet.

From fans lauding Dipika Chikhlia, Arun Govil, and Sunil Lahiri visiting Ayodhya ahead of the consecration ceremony of Ram Temple to most of the netizens referring to them as 'Reel Ram, Sita and Laxman'. There's no denying the fact that whenever we see Dipika, Arun and Sunil, their scenes from Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan come right in front of us.

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Over the decades, several celebrities have played Lord Ram, Goddess Sita and Lord Laxman in television shows, but none have come close to the mark Dipika Chikhlia, Arun Govil and Sunil Lahiri have engraved on the audience's hearts. Over the years, the cast and crew of Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan have shared numerous incidents. While some were emotional, most of them were memorable. However, there's one incident that is not so known to everyone, as Dipika Chikhlia shared it in one of her Instagram posts and deleted it later.

When Dipika Chikhlia revealed how she, Arun Govil and Sunil Lahiri ran for their lives while shooting for Ramanand Sagar's 'Ramayan'

It was on June 12, 2020, when Dipika Chikhlia took to her Instagram handle and posted an unseen picture from the sets of Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan. In the picture, we can see Dipika and Sunil Lahiri sitting under a tree while Arun Govil is standing in the middle. All three actors looked fantastic in their respective attires in the priceless picture. Along with the rare photo, Dipika penned a note in the caption in which she recalled the scary incident that is directly linked to the scene whose picture she shared.

Arun Govil

Dipika Chikhlia revealed in her note that when this particular scene was being filmed, Ajit Naik, who was the cinematographer, came to them and told them to vacate the place. The actress further shared that she, Arun Govil, and Sunil Lahiri needed clarification about what had happened exactly. All three actors got a bit worried when Ajit told the technicians and almost everyone to stay away from the banyan tree under which they were filming the scene. She penned:

"There is a story behind this scene. So I shared. We were busy with the shoot, learning lines and so on the day was as normal as could be, after the scene got over our cameraman Ajit naik (cinematography) came to tell us please vacate the place and don't stand underneath the tree and we were wondering all the three actors as to what was the hurry and why so abrupt."

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Further in her note, Dipika Chikhlia added once everyone was away from the big tree, Ajit Naik told everyone that a huge fat snake was on the tree. Dipika admitted that everyone ran for their lives after listening to the word 'snake'. Such incidents clearly explain why Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan is the best show based on Ramayana even to this day, as it was shot in real nature. Coming back to Dipika's note recalling the dangerous yet memorable incident, she had penned:

"He asked all the technicians also to clear the field. Sagar Saab was also wondering what happened and then he pointed out to a huge fat snake on the tree and what followed after that was we all RAN for our life. Sooo many memories."

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What are your thoughts on Dipika Chikhlia's memorable incident from the sets of Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan? Let us know.

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