With the nation-wide lockdown, Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan has broken all records as it has made a comeback on television after the huge demand by fans. All the actors from the show are trending on social media. Ramayan’s Lakshman aka Sunil Lahri became the current generation’s favourite for his angry man-attitude and to-the-point conversations in the show. But not many know that he had worked in movies before portraying Lakshman on small screen.
Let’s have a look at some of his old pictures along with some Bollywood actors and politicians.
First film with Smita Patil
Sunil made his debut with the movie Naxalite opposite late Smita Patil. He was in his late teens when he did this movie. Sharing the pic on his Instagram, Sunil wrote, “Sharing old memory with all my friends and followers, I was lucky to work in very first film Naxalite with most talented & beautiful actress late Ms Smita Patil and another very renowned & talented filmmaker writer late Mr k. A. Abbas at my late teenage age.”
Romantic song with Ashok Kumar’s granddaughter
In 1985, Sunil did a movie titled Phir Aayee Barsat opposite Anuradha Patel, who is the granddaughter of renowned singer-actor Ashok Kumar. Sharing the picture from the song, he wrote, “Romantic song from film Phir Aaye Barsat where i acted along with Anuradha Patel granddaughter of Ashok Kumar.”
Sunil Lahri with Juhi Chawla
Sharing another memory, Sunil posted a picture in which he was seen receiving a bouquet from Juhi Chawla. He captioned the pic as, “Old memory sharing a happy moments with one of my favourite actress juhi chawla.”
One with late Vinod Khanna
Vinod Khanna once played the role of Sunil’s father in a movie. Sharing about the same he posted a picture and wrote, “Sharing dream memory with my fans…. I was lucky to work with super star Vinod Khanna as my father.”
With the late Sushma Swaraj
This was when Sunil was felicitated by the then I&B (Information and Broadcast) Minister and the late Sushma Swaraj for his contribution and performance as Lakshman in Ramayan. Recalling the memory, Sunil wrote, “Receiving honour and trophy for performance in Ramayan from my favourite late Shushma Swaraj I&B minister at that time grateful to God for this honour along with Sagar Sahab Arun ji and very senior actor Shatrughan Sinha Ji.”
One with the Ramayan gang
Sharing a picture of himself with Ramayan co-stars Arun Govil and Dipika Chikhlia, from the launch event of Ramanand Sagar’s son’s book, Sunil wrote, “Dipika ji arunji myself at the launch of Mr Prem Sagar book on his father Ramanand Sagar who made iconic serial Ramayan with us.”