Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is certainly one of the most loved sitcoms of Indian television. Despite being often trolled for its lame jokes, overstretched storyline, the show has ruled over the hearts of millions of viewers for over a decade now. Not just the show, its characters too like Jethalal, Baapuji, Tapu, Mehta Sahab, Bhide and Roshan Singh Sodhi have fan bases of their own. But it looks like the journey in the show for Gurucharan Singh aka Sodhi is all set to come to an end.
Yes, you read that! Gurucharan Singh has decided to bid adieu to the show yet again and this time he is said to be replaced by a former co-star of Shah Rukh Khan. The actor that we are talking about is Balvinder Singh Suri. The actor who is best known for his stint in Dil Toh Pagal Hai will soon be playing the new Sodhi of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
A certain source has revealed to Spotboye that Balvinder has already begun shooting for his part as Sodhi. “Balwinder has already begun shooting on the sets from this week. The makers waited for Gurucharan Singh to come back and join the show but considering his father’s health, the actor has decided to take a break from the show and be with him. Hence, they got Balwinder on board and started shooting with him for future episodes.”
Meanwhile, for those of you who have joined in late, this is not the first time that Gurucharan Singh has bid goodbye to Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. The actor had a successful stint in the show from 2008 to 2013 but left the show in 2013 after creative differences with the makers. He was however called back by the next year.
It was only yesterday that reports of yet another cast member of Taarak Mehta quitting the show began doing rounds. Neha Mehta aka Anjali Bhabhi from the show is also said to have walked out of the show. Spotboye had quoted a source yesterday saying, “Neha informed her decision to the makers in advance and they tried to hold her back and convince her to stay back. But the actress has some different plans for her career and hence she chose to say goodbye.”
While Gurucharan Singh will be missed in the upcoming episodes of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, we wish Balvinder Singh Suri all the luck for his stint in one of Indian Televisions longest-running sitcoms.