Taarak Mehta fans look away!: Shailesh Lodha quits ‘TMKOC’

Shailesh Lodha as 'Taarak Mehta' and Dilip Joshi as 'Jethalal Gada'.

‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ (TMKOC) is one of India’s most popular TV shows. However, it is now very likely that Shailesh Lodha will quit ‘TMKOC.’ The actor plays the role of Taarak Mehta in the show. But he is reportedly unhappy with his current contract. Additionally, he finds the management of his dates upsetting. All of these have led to the veteran actor leaving his position. Furthermore, an official announcement is expected soon in this regard.

Apart from being popular, ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ is also very long-serving. The show is currently in its 14th consecutive year in the business. Naturally, the sitcom has garnered quite a larger number of devoted fans. Also, over the years, the show constantly tops the TRP charts. Understandably, the news of Shailesh Lodha leaving the show will disappoint many.

Shailesh Lodha quits ‘TMKOC’: What went wrong?

Shailesh Lodha

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is a widely watched television show. Naturally, viewers remain keen on any news regarding the show. This makes the ‘Shailesh Lodha quits TMKOC’ even more attention-grabbing. As per reports, the actor has not attended shooting for over a month now. And he is very unlikely to make a return as things stand.

Lodha is currently on an exclusive contract with the hit show. This exclusiveness restricts him from exploring other opportunities. This is one of the many reasons the TV star leaves the show. Furthermore, he is unwilling to let of the many offers that he receives outside of the show. Lodha’s character ‘Taarak Mehta’ is portrayed as the best friend of ‘Jethalal’ (a principal character played by Dilip Joshi). If ‘Shailesh Lodha quits TMKOC,’ the chemistry between these two characters will be hard to replace. However, the makers will try to convince Lodha to come back and retrieve his role. Fans of the show will be hoping that the two parties can strike a deal.

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Other stars who have quit ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’

Disha Vakani as ‘Daya Bhabhi’.

Many actors have quit the mega TV show in recent times. The show gained popularity due to its rib-tickling comedy. Furthermore, it made a homely feeling in the hearts of the masses. As such, any departure of the cast leads to an audience reaction. Over the years, notable characters like ‘Tapu,’ ‘Anjali Mehta,’ ‘Sonu Bhide,’ and ‘Roshan Singh Sodhi’ have all seen a change of actors. However, the character of ‘Daya Bhabhi’ portrayed by Disha Vakani, remains the most high profile exit from the show.