Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Tapu aka Raj Anadkat breaks silence on reports of his departure


Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, also abbreviated as TMKOC, is the longest running daily sitcom on Indian television starring a talented actors including Dilip Joshi and Munmun Dutta. Raj Anadkat plays the character of Tipendra ‘Tapu’ Jethalal Gada, son of Jethalal and Daya Gada.

Recently, there were reports that Raj had left the show and now the actor has broken his silence on these rumours. Without answering directly, Raj told Pinkvilla: “My fans, my audience, my benefactors, they all know that I am very good at creating tension. I am an expert at creating tension. When the time is right , everyone will get to know.”

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Asked if these constant rumors affect him, the actor, who replaced Bhavya Gandhi as Tapu in 2017, told the portal: “No, those stories don’t bother me aur sabr ka phal meetha hota hai (patience always leads to sweet results) .”

There are several reports that Shailesh Lodha, who plays Taarak Mehta, is also saying goodbye to Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. The show’s producer, Asit Kumarr Modi, had confirmed that Jethalal’s wife Dayaben will return to the show, but Disha Vakani, who played the character for nearly a decade from 2008 to 2017, will not be trying the character.

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READ | Dilip Joshi, Munmun Dutta, Asit Kumarr Modi, others celebrate 14 years of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

For the inexperienced, the cast and crew of TMKOC recently celebrated its 14th anniversary with a cake-cutting ceremony. The show’s success is often attributed to the close connection to Indian society it represents through its storyline and its characters. It is set in the Gokuldham society of Mumbai and is based on the weekly column Duniya Ne Undha Chasma written by the late Indian columnist, humorist and playwright Taarak Mehta.

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