Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah recently entered its 10th year with a big celebration. And they have all the reasons to celebrate. Over the last decade, audience has showered immense love to this comedy soap. The characters have been able to make place in people’s heart. Be it Jethalal Champaklal Gada, Champaklal Jayantilal Gada (Baapuji), Daya “Tapu ke papa” Gada, Aatmaram Tukaram Bhide or non regular artists like Bagha, Nattu Kaka and Inspector Chalu Pandey, all of them are all time greats in their own ways!
F.I.R. recently started reruns of its episodes as Best of F.I.R. and straightaway found audience who has been loyal to the show for more than a decade. The characters of Chandramukhi Chautala, Mulayam Singh Gulgule and Gopinath Gandotra are hard to miss even when it’s a rerun. Not to forget the actors who played recurring characters in the show.
Not many will know that there is an interesting connection between these two shows of Sab TV which have been tickling audience’s funny bones from over a decade now. Our beloved Jethalal (Dilip Joshi), Baapuji (Amit Bhatt), Bagha (Tanmay Vekaria) and Chalu Pandey (Dayashankar Pandey) have all appeared on F.I.R. before becoming memorable characters they portray now. It’s like F.I.R. has been an auditioning platform for these actors. And, they have all performed extraordinary and how!
Although, Dilip Joshi, actor playing Jethalal, doesn’t need any introduction as he has played good characters earlier and was a regular in Gujrati theatre as well, still, becoming “beloved” Jethalal was not an easy journey for him. So as Dayashankar Pandey! Other two actors, Amit Bhatt and Tanmay Vekaria also have fair share of challenges. Here are some of the roles all of them have played prior to their ongoing super hit drama – Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah:
Baapuji in F.I.R.
Jethalal in F.I.R.
Jethalal – Baapuji in F.I.R.
Bagha in F.I.R.
Chalu Pandey in F.I.R.