In the year 2017, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah fans witnessed a sad moment when Bhavya Gandhi decided to take an exit. He was so natural as Tapu that viewers found it hard to digest the fact that someone else will be replacing him on the show.
Post Bhavya’s decision of quitting Taarak Mehta, a lot of controversies gathered pace. Reportedly, it was learnt that he decided to end his stint as Tapu because of the film offers. Surprisingly, the insiders were stating that the actor took an exit without giving proper notice to the makers. Addressing the news, producer Asit Modi too expressed his disappointment over such unprofessional behaviour.
Back in 2017, while speaking to Daily Bhaskar, Asit Modi said, “Honestly, it was sad to see Bhavya Gandhi quitting our show when we needed him the most. I was like a father figure to him and I supported him throughout these years. He signed a Gujarati movie without informing us. I did not interfere in it as long as my show did not suffer. We were shooting a special Republic Day episode and Tappu was required for it. Surprisingly, Bhavya refused to shoot. I was disheartened to see his behaviour towards me and my team. Throughout these years, I always cooperated with him, but one cannot bear this kind of unprofessional behaviour. We had no other option rather than replacing him with a new face.”
“It seems like fame and success has gone into his head. But he should not forget that it was Tapu’s character which made him so popular. Anyway, I have no grudges against him and now my whole concentration will be on Raj (replacement of Bhavya) and Tappu Sena,” he had added.
We wish, the entire episode between Bhavya Gandhi and Asit Modi could have ended on a happy note!