There is a very strong reason why Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan and BR Chopra's Mahabharat are considered cult classics. Not only did fans across the country watch the show every week but also worshipped many of its actors and actresses. Now with the revival of both Ramayan and Mahabharat various actors have shared their experience of playing important roles in the show.
In a recent interview with DNA tv actor Pankaj Dheer revealed an interesting story about his portrayal of Karna. Dheer played suryaputra Karna in the original Mahabharat show. Dheer revealed that some communities still worship his portrayal of Karna from the show.
Dheer said, "People have loved me and adored me over the years. It goes to show that I have merited it. Even in the history books of school, if they have a reference to Karna, they have my picture there. So, as long as these books will be printed in school, I will always be their reference as Karna. I also have two temples where there is Puja done every day. I am worshipped there in Karna mandir. I have been to those temples. One is in Karnal and one is in Bastar."
"This is one of the most beautifully written Granth. There are 26 relationships between people, and the Mahabharata tackles all the relationships that human beings know of. The most beautiful part of it is that this is the only Granth that teaches you what not to do. When it comes to Mahabharat the show, one should keep in mind that this was a great combination which got created. This was an assembly of great minds, " he added.