Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah (TMKOC) has completed another milestone as it completed 3,000 episodes on 24th September 2020. The show has been running successfully for the last 12 years and it has managed to have a connect with Indian audience through its storyline
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah aired for the first time on 28 July, 2008 and was telecast on SAB TV, Sony Pictures Network India.
“To Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s audiences, fans and its supporters, I thank you with all my heart. Every milestone that the show achieves is a matter of pride not just for us but for the entire nation which brings us great joy. For the first time in twelve years, the airing of the show was interrupted for a couple of months due to the unfortunate lockdown. Through this time too, our viewers and well-wishers stood by us and supported us” says Asit Kumarr Modi, Creator of the show.
A well-rounded show, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah effectively captures all emotions and embodies the social fabric of our country. It is a proponent of India’s rich and varied culture and of its unity in diversity. Through intelligent and relevant content, the show makes ingenious efforts to instill positivity and promote happiness in everyone’s lives.
Balvinder Singh Suri who plays the role of Sodhi in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah says, “Although I have only recently joined the team but the set feels like home, like I belong here. On the sets, I feel like being a part of a big Indian family. The occasion is grand, so must be its celebration. It’s now time to party and no one, not even Roshan can stop me from celebrating.”
Nirmal Soni who plays the role of Dr. Haathi in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah says, “As they say “Laughter is the best medicine” and we ensure that we keep you healthy with the humour. I came across quite a few viewers who felt optimistic during the whole lockdown watching our show. I feel proud being part of the show as it is one of the few shows on Indian Television that has witnessed such a huge fan base over the last 12 years.”
Mandar Chandwadkar who plays the role of Bhide in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah says, “The last 12 years of Being Bhide has up-skilled a lot of new things within me. From inculcating discipline to becoming an aware and responsible citizen. We now aim for achieving bigger milestones and greater success. The journey to this day was not an easy task, every single person on the set be it in the front or behind the camera has worked really hard to achieve this success.”
Samay Shah who plays the role of Gogi in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah says, “Gokuldhaam Society is home to us. There wasn’t a single day over the last 3,000 episodes when we didn’t enjoy our work. If I were to express how I feel being part of this team in one word, then it would be ‘FUN’. Asit Sir and the team have always supported us – Tapu sena.”
“3000 episodes is a significant milestone but at the end of the day, it still is just a number. We aspire to carry on entertaining and spreading social awareness amongst our viewers with the same dedication and passion as we have for the last 12 years,” adds Modi.