New Delhi: Arun Govil, who is known and adored for his playing the role of Lord Ram in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday.
The actor came into spotlight again during COVID-19 lockdown when the epic TV show was rerun, and broke all previous records to become one of the most watched entertainment shows worldwide.
“Some people are not ready to understand. They have some sort of allergy. They have to understand that Lord Ram is our ideal. Why would you want to resist? This will be fatal for nation building. This country belongs to Lord Ram,” Govil said while joining the saffron party.
His joining can push BJP’s political aspirations further as most of the party leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, begin their rally address with the chant of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ — a character played by Govil that made him a household name.
However, in recent times, more than religious, the slogan has turned political with parties bickering over it.