Dipika Chikhlia’s Ramayan Reel fame is getting a lot of love; netizens are making comparisons with Adipurush
Dipika Chikhlia, who is best known for her role as Sita Maa, receives the same level of adoration and respect for her portrayal of Sita in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan as she did during the iconic series. With the recent release of Adipurush, netizens have drawn comparisons between the two, expressing concern over the film’s depiction of Hanuman and Ravan’s dialogues using Tapori slang, which some feel mocks the religious epic.
In response to public demand, she recently took to her Instagram account and shared a film in which she reprises her beloved character of Sita Mata. Accompanying the reel, she wrote, “This post is on public demand… I am grateful for the love I have always received for the role I have played… I… as Sitaji… would not could have asked for more.”
Fans were overwhelmed by the drum and flooded the comments section with love and appreciation. One user remarked, “Your reel will overshadow the entire movie Adipurush,” while another pointed out Dipika’s irreplaceability as Sita, stating, “No one can replace you like Sita ji.” The emotional connection viewers feel towards her portrait was also mentioned, with one user expressing, “We are emotionally connected with you… Whenever we think of Mama Sita, only you come to mind… Always respect… Jai Shree Ram”.
During the film’s theatrical release, fans also demanded the rerun of Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan on Doordarshan, citing the need for a “National Detox” due to the perceived disappointment of Adipurush. One user wrote, “Doordarshan should immediately start telecasting Ramanand Sagar ji’s Ramayan for a ‘national detox’ from the epic disaster called #AadiPurush.”