Tahira Kashyap clarifies her mother did not star in Ramayan

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Ayushmann Khurrana’s mother-in-law Anita Kashyap was rumoured to have played demon Trijata in Ramayan. Tahira Kashyap has now cleared the rumours.

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Updated: Apr 18, 2020 20:31 IST

Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap’s mother Anita Kashyap did not play any role in Ramayan.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap’s mother Anita Kashyap did not play any role in Ramayan.

Tahira Kashyap has issued a statement, refuting rumors that her mother Anita Kashyap was a part of television epic Ramayan. It was reported that Anita played the gentle demon Trijata on the show.

“There’s no truth to these reports of my mother Mrs Anita Kashyap starring in the Ramayan show. All these reports are false. She was an educationist and has no connection with this show, whatsoever,” Tahira said.

 

Trijata was the one who was always by Sita’s side after she was captured by Ravana and put in captivity in Lanka’s Ashok Vatika. Trijata, in her dark outfits, would offer support to Sita when she felt alone and abandoned. Her sweet but fierce character warmed audiences up to her back in the ‘80s. As Doordarshan began re-telecasting the show again amid the lockdown, younger generations are also learning about the character.

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Tahira Kashyap’s mom Anita and her father.

Tahira Kashyap’s mom Anita and her father.

Memes of Trijata have already found their way on the internet. Many of them focus on her line ‘I may belong to the demon community but even we have feelings’. Some compared her to their HR department, while others called her the first news reporter of the world.

the first reporters this world ever witnessed !!
“trijata ” was the first breaking news reporters 😍😂😂#Ramayan #RamayanOnDDNational pic.twitter.com/cbMMqBmAhb

— yashswini rao (@yashswini_rao) April 17, 2020

Who’s the cutest Rakshasi of them all…??#Trijata aka Anita Kashyap pic.twitter.com/SgC53tcmSD

— Rex Jordan (@rex007king) April 16, 2020

Tahira and Ayushmann are spending their time in lockdown by writing poetry and sketching with their kids. On Wednesday, he shared a picture featuring him and Tahira as The Simpsons characters and said that they “sure are crazy” about the popular sitcom. The Article 15 actor wrote in the caption: “We are not as mad together, or so we hope @tahirakashyap. But we sure are crazy about The Simpsons!”

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