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Ramayan Star Arun Govil Crowdsources Support Against Twitter Impersonator

Ramayan Star Arun Govil Crowdsources Support Against Twitter Impersonator

Arun Govil is best known for playing Ram in Ramayan (courtesy arungovil12)

Highlights

  • He asked his fans to "stop" the impersonator
  • PM Modi mistakenly tagged a fake profile of Arun Govil
  • Arun Govil posted a video message on Twitter
New Delhi:

Actor Arun Govil, who is best known for starring as Lord Ram in Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan, made an "urgent plea" to his fans on Twitter. In a video message recently, the 62-year-old actor pointed out how an unidentified person has created a fake Twitter profile with the exact same photo that Arun Govil has as his profile picture. Mr Govil posted his video message after Prime Minister Narendra Modi mistakenly tagged the fake profile while thanking the actor for his message on coronavirus. Mr Govil asked his fans and followers to Twitter to report the fake profile and to "stop" it from operating as him. Here's what he said in his video message in Hindi, roughly translated in English: "I hope that you are watching Ramayan and have been enjoying it as always. A gentleman has created a Twitter profile with the moniker 'RealArunGovil' which is not real. In reality, my real account is 'arungovil12.' I request you all to ask the gentleman to not do this and stop him. I am extremely hopeful that I'll have your full support in this matter."

Arun Govil also thanked PM Modi for responding to his message asking fans to stay at home during the lockdown. Take a look at his tweet here:

Here's what PM Modi had tweeted:

Within minutes of Arun Govil's appeal, Twitter jumped to his defence and started pointing out the fake profile, which comes with the description: "Well known actor, played a role as Shri Ram of the great TV serial Ramayan. Meanwhile, several users also pointed out that there are multiple fake accounts of Arun Govil.

Arun Govil, who became a household name after starring in Ramayan in the Nineties, came into the limelight again after Doordarshan brought back the show on TV during the lockdown. Arun Govil and his Ramayan co-stars Deepika Chikhalia and Sunil Lahri, known to fans as Sita and Lakshman, also made an appearance on The Kapil Sharma Show recently as Ramayan clocked 33 years this year.