The first episode of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah was aired on 28th July 2008. Now in 2022, the show has completed 14 Entertaining Years. Since the TMKOC show launched, its popularity has increased day by day. You can guess the popularity of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah from its audience engagement. The show even ranked AIR 1 in Indian Television history.
While the show reached new heights, some actors left the front and shocked their audience.
7. Shailesh Lodha
Shailesh Lodha, aka Taarak Mehta, was one of the lead characters in TMKOC. Sailesh Lodha was playing the role of Taarak Mehta, a well-known Kavi (Poet) in real life. While in reel life, he is a writer and best friend of the lead actor Jethalal.
There are several reasons behind his quitting the show, but the biggest reason is the controversy between him and the producer Asit Kumar Modi. He indirectly hinted at the show makers in his way –
“एक ताज़ा व्यंग्य कविता मेरा ही चेहरा सब से बड़ा हो यार तुम कितने असुरक्षित और डरे हो परिभाषा तक नहीं जानते ईमान की इतनी बार अपना कहा बदलते हो कीमत तो पता ही नहीं ज़ुबान की अगर तुम में आत्मा होती तो पूछता क्या कभी उसे टटोला था वैसे एक सवाल ज़रूर है आख़री बार तुमने सच कब बोला था? #शैलेशकीशैली.”Sailesh Lodha
6. Raj Anadkat
Raj Anadkat played the role of Tapu. He wanted to leave the show last year. He even asked the production house, but somehow they convinced him to continue the show.
But now, it is likely confirmed that he will not be a part of Taarak Mehta Ka Ootah Chashmah anymore. Because for a few months, fans haven’t noticed him on the screen.
The reason behind Raj Anadkat’s leaving is that he is engaged in doing many projects and Music videos.
5. Neha Mehta
Neha Mehta played the role of Anjali Mehta, wife of Taarak Mehta. She was one of the actors since the show’s beginning.
When asked Neha Mehta about the reason for her quitting the show in a BT interview? She said after asking many times for the last six months, her payments haven’t cleared, and that’s why she left.
4. Gurucharan Singh
Another most loving character Gurucharan Singh aka Sodhi left the show Taarak Mehta Ka Ootah Chashmah simultaneously as Neha Mehta. When reason asked him about why he quit the show, Gurucharan Singh shared that his father went to surgery when he left the show.
Further, he points out the other issue with the show makers. He said, “There were a few other reasons I left the show but don’t want to talk about that.”
3. Monika Bhadoriya
Monika Bhadoriya, who made the character of Bawri, also left the show. Bagha’s love interest, Bawari, hasn’t shared the reason for his quitting the show.
When it is asked to Monika Bhadoriya, she says, “Yes, I have left the show. It’s been more than two months, I am not with the part TMKOC anymore. I will miss the character of Bawri since I moulded it my way.” She added, “I have left Taarak on an friendly note.”
2. Nidhi Bhanushali
Nidhi Bhanushali was the 2nd actress who played the role of Sonu, and earlier, the role was played by Jheel Mehta. The reason behind her quitting the show is that Nidhi wants to focus on her studies, so she left the show back in the year 2017.
Now, Nidhi is busy with travel vlogs on her YouTube channel Gadabout Pilgrims. Currently, the role of Sonu is played by Palak Sindhwani.
1. Disha Vakani
The most lovable and one of the lead characters of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Daya was played by Disha Vakani. She went on maternity leave in the year 2017, but after that, she never returned.
Disha Vakani even had her second child, but because of some personal or family reasons, she will not continue the show further. The makers waited for her until now, but now they started the interview for the role of Daya. No one has been finalised until now.
The Bottom Line:
Undoubtedly, the show was a gem before few years, but now our favourite show, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah lost the audience’s faith. Many kids are brought up with the show. It is the show where we all enjoyed every old episode repeatedly with our meal. All the old characters are so nuanced that we can’t even imagine the other actor in that role.
“In search of Philosophy the show lost its sole, Comedy”.