BR Chopra's iconic mythological show, Mahabharat is remembered even today and with the re-run, the show has reached even a wider audience. However in the year 2008, Ekta Kapoor launched a show, 'Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat ki'. However as per Harish Bhimani, popular voice over artist and the narrator of BR Chopra's iconic mythological show, Ekta Kapoor's show could not communicate the essence of the epic.
Harish told the Times of India, "Ekta Kapoor modernised it and could not communicate the essence of the epic. Filmmaker Shyam Benegal made a movie 'Kalyug' (1981), which was a modern take on ‘Mahabharat’. So, if you want to streamline ‘Mahabharat’, you have to take into consideration the theme, plot points and several other things before putting them as per the current scenario."
He also added that another version of Mahabharat was made by Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi where he changed the screeplay to a flashback format. Harish said that he started with the the battle of Kurukshetra and then went back to the beginning of the story. He believes that a complicated story like Mahabharat should always been shown in a linear narrative format, to make it easier for the audience to understand.