After days of controversy, Colors has today released a statement surrounding its mythological series ‘Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush’.
The show has been embroiled in controversy over the negative depiction of Mahrishi Valmiki, which has upset the Valmiki community. There have been calls to axe the show.
A statement from Colors’ parent company, Viacom18 said, “Ramayana is an epic tale that extols quintessentially Indian values through its nuanced storytelling. Ram Siya ke Luv Kush is our effort to bring to fore this epic through a lens that had not been explored before and thus make it topical in today’s day and age across all generations. The show draws from various texts, books and scriptures based on Ramayan and it is never our intention to hurt sentiments of any particular group.
We are closely working with the group and taking their feedback on board. We stay committed to working together to make this a show that Indians across geographies and generations enjoy uninhibited.”
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