The face of the superhit sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Shailesh Lodha who recently quit the show have now spilled the beans on the reason behind it.
The show is on air since 2008. It is a creation of Asit Kumar Modi, which also features Dilip Joshi, Bhavya Gandhi, Amit Bhatt, and Munmun Datta. The titular character played by Lodha has been replaced by Sachin Shroff.
In a conversation with Sidhharth Kannan, Shailesh revealed that, “We Indians are emotional so attachment is natural. I call myself an emotional idiot. I am sentimental fool. You work on something for 14 years, attachment is natural.”
When asked about quitting the show, he briskly responded with a couplet, Bashir Badr: ‘Kuch toh majbooriyan rahi hongi, yon hi koi bewafaa nahi hota (There must have been some compulsion, nobody betrays one just like that)’. He thereafter added, “It’s not like I won’t talk about why I left the show but I am waiting for the right time.”
According to the Ormax Media report, the popularity of the show has been immense despite the change in the titular character.