Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has been a game changer for Indian television as he has broken the system dominated by daily soaps. For the actors, too, the show has changed lives, especially for veterans like Dilip Joshi. Dilip is now synonymous with Jethalal on the show and we can’t imagine anyone playing the character. But what if we say that four different actors were approached before Dilipen? well, it’s not us but some recent reports say so.
According to some reports, Jethalal was offered not only two or two actors. The list includes Rajpal Yadav, Kiku Sharda, Yogesh Tripathi and Ali Asgar. Certainly each of these actors has the ability to play any character, but we know a completely different story. And believe us, we have strong evidence!
There have been some interesting casting stories about Taarak Mehta … on the internet, and the actors themselves have confirmed it. But what we mentioned above, about the actors who came to play Jethalal, is a fake story. When the show was headed by founder Asit Kumarr Modi, only Dilip Joshi was in sight. He always wanted Taara to play the main character in the film Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah offered Dilip Joshiri two options to play – Jethalal and Champaklal (Jethalal’s father), Modik. At the time, no one finished casting. Dilip opted for Jethalal on the grounds that he would not fit on the side of Champaklal.
In a talk with the Sight And Insight Youtube channel, Dilip Joshi told the full story of his casting. They achieved this since 1998, he and Modi were good friends and have worked on 2-3 shows together. Even for the Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, they immediately called Modik.
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