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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

News Highlights

  • The only superhero TV serial 'Shaktimaan' was one of the much-hyped TV serials back in the 90s and most liked among kids.

  • Mukesh Khanna had announced his comeback on his official YouTube channel. The actor also streams another YouTube channel named ‘On The Talks’.

Actor Mukesh Khanna became a household name after portraying the character of Bheesma Pitamaha (Debabrata) in BR Chopra’s Mahabharat. 

Back then in the 90s, his popularity rose to new heights with Shaktimaan. The only superhero TV serial was one of the much-hyped TV serials back in the 90s and most liked among kids.

The time was called the golden era for TV serials as people got glued to their TV screens and other satellite channels were still to commence. 

Mukesh Khanna’s Shaktimaan remained constantly in the headlines every now and then for several reasons. As per reports, the fictitious serial had the highest TRP even though it went on air only on Sundays. However, with the introduction of several other private TV channels and Doordarshan channel losing its peak position in the late 90s, Shaktimaan was stopped airing on Doordarshan and was rerun on another private channel. Shaktimaan at first hit the small screens on September 13 1997 and ran successfully for 7 years.  It was indeed a heartbreaking moment for the 90 kids who watched their superhero on Doordarshan when the serial was taken off air.

After several years, Mukesh Khanna had made the announcement of coming back with Shaktimaan on his official YouTube channel named Bheesma International and the Superhero of 90’s kids has kept his promise!

Yes, Shaktimaan Season 2 has started streaming on YouTube. Busting all rumours of casting other actors as the favourite superhero as Mukesh is growing grey, he is back with his unique costume and superpowers to enthrall fans and viewers.

A week back, Mukesh Khanna had announced his comeback on his official YouTube channel. The actor also streams another YouTube channel named ‘On The Talks’. 

Shaktimaan Season 2 has now started streaming on ‘On The Talks’. Currently, the makers have released 2 episodes on the YouTube channel. The first episode streamed six day back and the second episode released two days back. As expected, both the episodes have garnered good number of views. The first episode has garnered around 100K views and the second episode has garnered around 41K views till now.  

Recent years have witnessed a major hype in digital consumption and the digital revolution in India is probably one of the major reasons for which the actor-producer decided to stream it on YouTube instead of TV channel.   

So, stream into YouTube and search for ‘On The Talks’ to find the superhero back in action once again. 

Recently, news of Mukesh Khanna’s death went viral. The actor slammed the rumour mongers and warned them to refrain from spreading such fake news as it hurt sentiments of his admirers and fans.

Amid the first wave of COVID19 in 2020 and declared lockdown, Shaktimaan was aired on the Doordarshan channel which rekindled the memories of 90s. Along with that, several other popular TV serials of the 90s including Mahabharat, Ramayana, Alif Laila, Jungle Book and many more were aired on the channel.
 

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