Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has not lost its magic and even post the lockdown the show has been performing extremely well on the TRP charts.
Recently, we saw Ishqbaaz fame Navina Bole entering the show as a psychiatrist and now the show is all set to witness yet another new entry. Now, ETimes TV has exclusively learnt that Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah will witness the entry of veteran actor Rakesh Bedi.
Sources close to the actor informed us that Rakesh will play the role of Taarak Mehta aka Sailesh Lodha’s boss. He has already started shooting for the role and his entry will be aired soon. It is a cameo role and will be there for a few days.
When contacted, Rakesh Bedi confirmed the news and said, “Yes, I have started shooting for the show and yesterday (August 14) was my first day on the sets.”
Talking about the role, the veteran actor shared, “It’s is very interesting. So, I was narrated this role 12 years ago when Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah began. I am playing the role of Taarak Mehta aka Sailesh Lodha’s boss, the character is part of the actual story also in the book. It is a very important role. But things did not materalise as the story did not go in that direction and it was more about Jethalal. This time when the shooting started once again started I was called. The show will see a change and my character will be introduced. My character was always part of the show, but it was never introduced or explored.”
Rakesh Bedi, who has been a part of some of the iconic shows on television like Shrimaan Shrimati, Yeh Joh Hai Zindagi, Zaban Sambhaal Ke was last seen in Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai as Angoori’s father.
The actor opened up about taking up work during pandemic and how he kept himself busy during lockdown, “Things have changed with the new guidelines coming in, but I am not scared of stepping out because I feel if we won’t step out how will we work. I feel whatever has to happen, will happen. I can’t keep sitting at home. We sat for five months and we saw how things started getting affected. I feel sitting at home and doing nothing is more devastating. I will tell you I have realised one thing all my friends who I have known for years have lost their charm sitting at home. They have started looking in bad shape, they never looked like this. When you are isolation and keep thinking about various things it takes toll on your health. I kept myself busy during lockdown. I wrote scripts. I am a poet so I wrote Ghazals, shayaris and I wrote two new plays also. I made two short films also. I feel one has to go out and work and you can’t sit at home,” he said.