Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah makers blast Bhavya Gandhi, call him ‘unprofessional’
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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah makers blast Bhavya Gandhi, call him ‘unprofessional’

Finally, the makers of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah have found their Tappu in Raj Andkat. Miffed with Bhavya Gandhi’s slack behaviour, makers lash out at his unprofessional behaviour.

tv Updated: Mar 10, 2017 15:38 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Actor Bhavya Joshi doesn’t mind people remembering him as Tappu in future, but hopes they accept him in other roles as well. (Yogen Shah)

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s fans were in for a shock when Bhavya Gandhi, who played Tappu on the popular show, recently quit to pursue a career in films.

The show’s producer Asit Modi, however, didn’t mince his words in a recent interview when he came down heavily on the actor’s “unprofessional behaviour”, saying it was “unbearable”.

In an interview to Daily Bhaskar, Asit said: “Honestly, it was sad to see Bhavya 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,” he added.

“It seems like fame and success has gone into his head. But he should not forget that it was Tappu’s character which made him so popular. Anyway, I have no grudges against him and now my whole concentration will be on Raj and Tappu Sena,” Asit told the website.

Recently, when an online portal got in touch with Bhavya’s mother asking her the reason behind his exit, she revealed that Bhavya had landed a plump role in a film and has been getting a lot of movie offers. This, she said, was the reason why Bhavya decided to quit the show.

Meanwhile, the makers have found a replacement for Bhavya on the show: Raj Anadkat will be playing the new Tapu and he has started shooting as well. He was earlier seen in Sony TV’s Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka.

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah was also in news recently when noted playwright Taarak Mehta, the inspiration behind the show, passed away.

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First Published: Mar 09, 2017 18:28 IST