Have you heard that Ravan in Agra refused to die during ongoing Ram-Leela?
"Tue, Oct 19 03:48 PM
Agra, Oct 19 (IANS) Instead of getting killed, he stormed off the battlefield, leaving the Ramayan saga incomplete at a famous Ram Lila here. But now the actor who played Ravan says he had a perfectly good reason for it - undue favours to Ram and his retinue at the cost of the king of Lanka and his army!
Raju, who plays the demon king, says he was protesting the 'lack of respect to Ravan' by the Ram Lila organising committee when he refused to let his character die on stage - in complete contravention of the epic drama being enacted on the grounds opposite Agra Fort Sunday night.
'The Ram Lila committee has not been giving due respect to Ravan and denying even basic facilities to me and my volunteers,' Raju alias Virendra Kumar told IANS in an interview Tuesday.
Most people who were witness to the high drama said Raju was loving the limelight and refused to give in to pressure from ...more