Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has garnered unprecedented fame over the years. Be it Disha Vakani’s Dayaben or Raj Anadkat’s Tapu – all of these actors are now household names. Well, this glorious run has been on-going since 12 years. The show also has a Guinness Book of World record under its name. Below is all you need to know about it.
Asit Kumarr Modi’s show first went on-air in 2008. There have been over 2900 episodes ever since. Many actors have been a part and also have eventually left. From someone as popular as Disha Vakani to the late Kavi Kumar Azad, nothing has hampered the TRPs of the show till date. Something that barely happens in terms of any show or franchise.
On 11th August, 2016 – Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah achieved one of the biggest recognitions. Guinness Book of World records registered its name under the ‘Current longest-running TV sitcom.’ As mentioned on the official website, the show had completed 2600 episodes by 13th November, 2018. This was a never-seen-before happening in the history of Television. Massive, isn’t it?
The Sab TV show has enjoyed the achievement on the basis of its episode count. With Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah still going strong, looks like it will be impossible for any other to break this mark.
Meanwhile, recently we witnessed a slight change in the cast. Neha Mehta who played Anjali quit the show. While officially there were no reasons given, rumours had it that she had issues with the makers. She even tried speaking to the producers, but her concerns were not resolved.
Asit Kumarr Modi in his statement maintained that the decision was mutual. On the other hand, Gurucharan Singh who played Mr Sodhi made an exit too.
Neha has been replaced by Sunayana Fozdar. Balvinder Singh Suri has stepped in as Mr Sodhi.