The lockdown has been equally tough for us, but Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has been the saviour! It’s like FRIENDS in the West, fans can watch random episodes anytime. Plus, it’s entertaining as hell. That’s exactly the reason we do our bit and deliver interesting facts to you every day. Post Disha Vakani (Daya) yesterday, no we have something around Dilip Joshi (Jethalal).
Well, everyone knows the kickass portrayal of the husband and wife – Daya and Jethalal. They are amongst the most loved characters on the show. In fact, fans can’t imagine anyone but Disha Vakani and Dilip Joshi portraying the characters respectively. But did you know Dilip was offered an altogether different role initially? That’s our trivia for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah today.
Brace yourselves up because this might leave many of you baffled. The actor was initially offered the role of Champak Lal. Yes, Jethalal’s old father. However, Dilip Joshi refused to sign for it. It was only then that the makers offered him the current role. Can you even imagine Bapu Ji being played by Joshi? We certainly can’t!
Meanwhile, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is all set to mark 3000 episodes. The makers including producer Asit Modi are planning a grand celebration for the same.
Raj Anadkat, who plays the role of Tapu recently revealed all the plans! In a conversation with Bollywood Life, he shared, “Yes, there will be some grand celebrations. When we had completed 2900 episodes, we did have some good celebrations. When we had our press conference, even Asit Modi sir had said kuch grand hone wala hai, dhamakedar hone wala hai.”
Head to the space for more such unknown facts on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.