Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah continues to be India’s most popular sitcom. The show recently completed 14 years of its existence and its popularity continues to decline. However, ratings aside, the show has been undergoing many unfavorable changes recently. Recently Sachin Shroff replaced Shailesh Lodha in the title character which was not well received by the fans. Amidst this, Shyam Pathak aka Popatlal shared an exciting update. Keep reading to learn more.
After Raji Anadkat, Shailesh Lodha left TMKOC as he wanted to try other projects. According to some reports, he had differences with producer Asit Kumarr Modi. As the show must go on, Shailesh is now replaced by Sachin Shroff, but fans are yet to accept him as their beloved Mehta Sahab. It is learned that the introduction of new faces will continue and none other than Popatlal spilled the beans.
According to a video that has gone viral on social media, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah fame Amit Bhatt is seen praising Sachin Shroff for being a good actor and a good human being. Mandar Chandwadkar and Shyam Pathak stand next to Amit and Sachin. In the video, Shyam reveals that Asit Kumarr Modi will introduce some new characters in the show and one of them will be Mrs. Popatlal i.e. his wife.
As we all know Shyam Popatlal aka Popatlal is yet to get married and since Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is in crisis due to the exit of old popular faces, the situation seems apt to introduce Popatlal’s wife to keep the audience hooked.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has been entertaining fans for over 14 years and actor Shailesh Lodha has been an integral part of the show since its inception. His exit from the show came as a huge shock to fans. However, producer Asit Modi has found a new ‘Mehta Saheb’ in TV actor Sachin Shroff, who has even started shooting. As fans try to accept Tarak Mehta’s new face, Shailesh Lodha took to Instagram to share a new satire. Talking about dishonesty and ego, the actor’s new lines seem to be a dig at Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah producer Asit Modi.
Once the actor dropped the satire, fans believed it was perfect timing as he was replaced in the year of the show by Sachin Shroff. One user wrote, “Kya tanj mara hai tmkoc par. (What a great dig at TMKOC)” Another said, “Sir aapki kavita me message hai… Sacchai hai… Aapki kavita ek nayi urja, takad deti hai. Big fan sir (Your poem has a message… it’s right… your poem brings a new fire)”
Meanwhile, producer Asit Modi had earlier revealed that he tried to mend things with Shailesh Lodha to return as Tarak Mehta, but things didn’t work out. He told IANS: “I spoke to him at length before he left, but I couldn’t do anything because he got some new opportunity and wanted to leave. We want him to come back. But I can’t wait for anyone forever. The show is bigger than each of us and for viewers, I have to look for his replacement if he doesn’t come back.”
Confirming that Sachin Shroff has replaced Shailesh Lodha as the new ‘Tarak Mehta’, he said, “Yes, we have cast Sachin Shroff in our show. We wanted a face that is familiar and will connect well with the audience and Sachin has worked in Besides, we wanted a committed actor and he is the perfect choice for us in that regard.”
O Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’, first aired on 28 July 2008, is one of the popular sitcoms that deal with social issues. It was one of the TV shows that tried to create awareness about the Covid pandemic by editing it in its storyline.
It stars Dilip Joshi, Shailesh Lodha, Amit Bhatt, Mandar Chandwadkar, Sonalika Joshi, Sunayana Fozdar, Munmun Dutta and Tanuj Mahashabde among others.