India, April 6 -- Nitish Bharadwaj saw the return of his TV show Mahabharat more than three decades after it spelled its magic on the entire nation. The actor, who played the central role of Lord Krishna, believes it will bring families together in the times of lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak. "It is an opportunity for the younger generation to learn from it," he says.

The era of Mahabharat

Ask him about the times when Mahabharat first aired on TV in 1988, Nitish recalls the days when TV was not a necessity but a luxury. Sharing a story told by an IAS officer who used to attend school in Marathwada, he says, "He told me about a man who had two TV sets in Marathwada. The black-and-white was free and one had to pay 5 paise to watch a p...