While Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has been instrumental in spreading smiles, recent reports of animosity between the cast members have infuriated the team. According to reports, Dilip Joshi and Raj Anadkat, who play Jethalal and his son Tapu respectively, had a showdown after the latter reached the sets late. Raj responded exclusively to indianexpress.com, calling it “baseless rumors and made-up stories.”
The young actor said he believes in focus on work and would smile and rise above these reports. “I don’t focus on such unfounded rumors or made-up stories. I would rather concentrate and do my best for my job so that my viewers get the best experience through my work. People will always talk baseless things, but I will continue to smile and rise above everything else,” Raj said.
Raj joined the cast of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah in 2017 after the earlier actor (Bhavya Gandhi) left the sitcom. After initial resistance, the 24-year-old was accepted by the public and is loved by fans today. Given the warm bond between the actors of the Sony SAB show, the reports of the conflict came as a surprise to the loyal audience.
According to various reports, Raj Anadkat had his senior co-star wait for him for nearly an hour on the sets, leading to the alleged conflict. However, Dilip Joshi also denied the news of a spat. “Absolute nonsense. Who makes up all those false stories?” he told SpotBoye.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has also been in the news after one of his actors, Munmun Dutta, was tried for allegedly using a casteist slur. The inappropriate word was uttered by Munmun during a social media makeup video. Since then, the clip has gone viral with many calling out the actor for the derogatory comment.
The actor has apologized for the said comment, saying it was an unintentional blunder that happened due to “language barrier” issues. She is posted under IPC Sections 295(A) (Deliberate and Malicious Acts, Meant to Outrage Religious Feelings of Any Class by Insulting Her Religion or Religious Beliefs) and Section 3 of the Prevention of Atrocities Against the SC/ST -law.