New TV series `Ramayan` to be simulcast on DD, Zee

New Delhi: The revered epic `Ramayan` is all set to be retold in a new avatar on Doordarshan`s national channel from August 12 every Sunday morning.

In a statement released here Doordarshan said that it had tied up with private channel Zee TV to simulcast a new star studded production of the epic in the form of a television series.

"In our effort to revive the glory of Sunday morning slot, Doordarshan will premier the country`s most revered mythological series `Ramayan` at 11.00 AM every Sunday from August 12 for one hour on DD National (DD-1) and the same will be simulcast with Zee TV," a Doordarshan statement said here.

Doordarshan had earlier simulcast `Satyameva Jayate` on this slot with Star TV. The epic series is to be directed by Moti Sagar of M/s Sagar Arts fame, Doordarshan said.

In its statement Doordarshan said that "the timeless classic based on Tulsidas` Ramcharitmanas` is still relevant in contemporary times and will be able to provide wholesome entertainment and message to the entire family, right from grandparents to children, in a joint TV viewing experience."

`Ramayan` will also have interactive apps on social networking websites to ensure a good connect with the younger generation, the statement said.

The jet-setting, smartphone-toting denizens of the Twitter age can benefit immensely from applying its learnings to their lives, it added.