Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is good to go to welcome new Nattu Kaka. Ghanshyam Nayak, who portrayed the character for a long year, died last year because of cancer. While prior the makers had said they would rather not replace him, they have now cast actor Kiran Bhatt to portray the character.
In a video shared on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s official YouTube page, producer and creator Asit Kumar Modi spoke about how nobody can replace Ghanshyam Nayak, but as the saying goes ‘the show must go on’. He adds that he is positive audiences will give Kiran same love as they gave to the late actor.
“Every artists only seeks love, and all of you have always showered us with a lot. We were just a small entertainer and it’s only because of your love, we have achieved so much. It’s my only request now that you give a lot of love to the new Nattu Kaka. Do forgive us if we make some mistakes. I am confident he will stand up to all your expectations. Actors may keep changing, some may go away, some just quit, but the character will remain. The show must go on,” Asit Modi says in Hindi.
Numerous fans got emotional as they commented remembering the actor. A user wrote, “Ghanshyam Nayak is a legend and he moulded every character that he played into his own. Hope he is watching from heavens. Nattu Kaka as a character is beyond emotions. Welcome to new artist and hope he will be as good as Shri Ghanshyam was.”