Asit has been trying to bring back 'old Taarak Mehta' Shailesh Lodha since a while now.
Last Updated: 08.59 AM, Aug 07, 2022
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah producer Asit Kumarr Modi has pursued original Taarak Mehta Shailesh Lodha for one last time. In a viral video, the producer is heard pleading to him, stating that the show’s doors are open if he wants to come back. Asit also took a snide at him stating that the show wouldn’t stop if old Taarak doesn’t come back.
In the video, Asit is heard stating that he wants to keep the Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah family binded. However, he also understands if people want to move on from the show.
Watch the video here:
“Agar koi log aana hi nahi chahte, unka pet bhar gaya ho, unko lagta ho humne bahut kuch kar liya, ab aur kuch karna chahiye, humko sirf TMKOC tak seemeet nahi rehna. Woh nahi samajhna chahte, main phir bhi unko kehta hoon ki bhai sochiye samajhiye,” he was heard saying in the video.
Asit also promised that there will be a new Taarak Mehta if the old one doesn’t wish to show up. He said that they would be happy once Taarak will be back on the show – whether Shailesh or someone else. The producer ended the clip stating that he only aims to keep his viewers happy.
Shailesh Lodha had quit Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah and joined a new show, Waah Bhai Waah! This show is a Shemaroo TV original, where Shailesh will be one of the hosts. Reportedly, Asit pursued Shailesh continuously to come back on TMKOC but the actor-poet might have blocked the producer’s number, thus showing no interest in coming back on the show.
Recent reports suggest that ‘Tapu’ Raj Anadikat has also walked out of the popular show. He had already replaced Bhavya Gandhi on the show.
Apart from Tapu, characters like Sodhi and his wife, Taarak’s wife Anjali, Dr. Hathi, Bhide’s daughter Sonu and Rita Reporter have been replaced over the years. Meanwhile, Disha Vakhani is also yet to return on the show as Dayaben, a character that she made so-very-popular over the years.
Inspiration from late columnist Taarak Mehta’s column, Duniya Ne Undha Chasma (the world and its opposing viewpoints), Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah continues to be one of the longest-running shows on TV. This one can also be streamed on Sony LIV.