One of the episodes of the sit-com got the details about Lata Mangeshkar’s 1963 song, Aye Mere Watan Ke Logona
Last Updated: 02.41 AM, Apr 27, 2022
Being the Guinness World Record for the longest-running daily sitcom on television by episode count comes with a lot of pressure, and the makers of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah have felt it first hand. The makers of the show have now apologised for making a factual mistake in one of its episodes.
In one of the episodes, the people of the Gokuldham society of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah were having a musical night, singing and discussing various songs. Amongst this discussion was Lata Mangeshkar’s famous, Aye Mere Watan Ke Logona about which the makers get information wrong.
The makers shared a note on social media signed by creator Asit Kumar Modi and team Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah soon after. Apologising to the fans and well-wishers, the note said that they mention the release year of the song to be in 1965, when it was indeed 1963.
The episode sees Dadaji (played by Amit Bhatt) share anecdotes with younger folk when the song is played, saying that the song was composed as a tribute to the Indian soldiers, who were martyred in the Indo-China war in 1965. While the show gets the reason behind the song right, they get the release year wrong.
Lata Mangeshkar, who was one of India’s finest and most celebrated singers, passed away earlier this year. Having tested for COVID-19 and hospitalised on January 8, the Nightingale of India passed away on February 6.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, which premiered in 2008 and has over 3400 episodes, is available to stream on Sony LIV.