The first episode of the popular comedy show Taarak Mehta was aired on 28 July 2008. For 13 years, this show has been continuously entertaining the audience. Its popularity has not diminished in the slightest. Each character of the show is special in itself and they are also identified by the name of the show. The timeless sitcom has recently completed 3200 episodes. It is the only family TV show that has entertained audiences of all ages. Jethalal's troubles, Tappu Sena's pranks, and the tricks of the Mahila troupe of Gokuldham keep people interested in the show.
Know some interesting things related to the show.
Today we are going to tell you some such things related to the people of the show, which you may not have noticed while watching the show. But today you will definitely be surprised to know...
Jethalal is older than Bapuji in real life
Amit Bhatt (Bapuji), who plays Dilip Joshi's (Jethalal) father in the show, is younger than his on-screen son.
Dayaben and Sunderlal are brothers and sisters in real life
Dayaben (Disha Vakani) and Sunderlal (Mayur Vakani) who play brother and sister in the show are siblings in real life too. Mayur also does not appear in the show after Disha Vakani left the show.
Bhavya Gandhi is the highest-paid child artist
Bhavya Gandhi played the role of Tappu in the show, he was one of the highest-paid child actors of the TV industry. He left the serial after being a part of the show for 8 years. He used to charge Rs 10,000 per episode.
Engineer is Bhide Master
Mandar Chandwadkar, who plays the character of Atmaram Tukaram Bhide, is a great singer as well as an engineer in real life.
Popatlal is the father of three children
Shyam Pathak, who plays the role of 'Bachelor-Forever' Popatlal in the show, is a happily married man in real life and has three children.
Sunderlal has done MA in Indian Culture
Mayur Vakani, who plays the role of Sunderlal, is an artist in real life and had also contributed to the making of Gujarat's 'tableau' which was carried in the Republic Day parade.
Iyer came as a writer in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Tanuj Mahashabde, who plays Iyer, made his debut as the writer of the show. It was only after the suggestion of Dilip Joshi aka Jethalal that the producers decided to give him the role of Iyer. He is a Maharashtrian in real life and not a South Indian. Tanuj Mahashabde, who plays Babitaji's husband Iyer in the show, is still single.
Gogi and Tappu are cousins in real life
Samay Shah (Gogi) and Bhavya Gandhi (Tappu) are cousins in real life.
Jethalal and Babitaji have already worked
Jethalal aka Dilip Joshi has worked with Babita Ji i.e. Munmun Dutta even before Taarak Mehta. Both were seen together in the show Hum Sab Baraati.
So Jethalal would have been Bapuji
Dilip Joshi was first approached for the role of Champak Lal i.e. Bapu Ji.