Shailesh Lodha, the Taarak Mehta fame actor has decided to leave the popular show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, India’s longest-running show. The show is now facing a crisis as its lead actor has bid adieu to the show .
Shailesh Lodha, who plays Taarak in the show, has opted to leave the popular show. According to insiders, the poet-turned-actor has insisted to leave the show, but the cast is doing everything they can to keep him.
“Shailesh feels that his character has been lost among the ensemble. While he gave his dates, there’s not much for him to do. Also, now that the pandemic is over, his kavi sammelans have again started and he’s quite busy. He recently informed the production house that he wouldn’t like to continue. Shailesh has now stopped coming for shoots and is sticking to his ground.”
The team at Neela Telefilms headed by Asit Kumarr Modi has had a number of meetings with Shailesh Lodha in order to convince him. The source also added that the contracts of the actors are water-tight and leaving the show is very difficult.
“Shailesh maybe upset because he is not being seen and may have other fruitful offers, but quitting can never be the solution. Both parties are trying to find a mutual ground where Shailesh can be allowed some time off for his poetry concerts, while he continues to shoot for the show. Everyone is hopeful that the matter will end on a happy note,” the source added.