Actor Gurucharan Singh who pumped life into the character of Sodhi in the popular TV show, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, quit the show last year. The actor in conversation with ETimes TV, spoke about his disappearance from the show, the actors who replace him, the delay in the payment and is he willing to reunite with the team in future. When asked about his exit from the TV show in 2020, he replied, his father underwent surgery around the time he quit the show.
He said, “Well, my Dad had undergone surgery around the time I quit the show. There were a few other things I had to address and life went on. There were a few other reasons I quit but don't want to talk about that. Corona tak jo bhi kaam kiya show par bahut achcha milkar jammkar kiya” Asking about the actor who replaced him on the show, he said, “I had met the one who replaced me before (Laad Singh) and told him that he should do it well as he has got a very plum assignment. I remember meeting him in a Gurdwara in Mumbai (Andheri, Four Bunglows).”
He continued, “The other Sodhi (Balwinder Singh Suri) was in a way recommended by me; he used to work in our show in the Creative team and I suggested that he will do it aptly. Frankly I haven't seen much of the second one to give you an assessment. But I think there are several people who still want me back.”
As per buzz when asked was the delay in his remuneration made him quit the show, he replied, “Hum pyaar mohabbat se aage badhna pasand karna chahte hain. There are some other reasons I don't want to talk about.” He also did not give a clear reply when asked if his dues were cleared. He said, “Pata nahi. Bas pyaar mohabbat se jiyo. My Guru says that we shouldn't attack anybody.” ALSO READ: Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's Bhide Aka Mandar Chandwadkar On Being Unwell: 'It Was Just A Normal Cold, And I Started Shooting For The Show The Very Next Day'- EXCLUSIVE
On being asked if he would return to the show, he replied, “(Smiles) God knows, I don't know. Agar rab ki marzi hogi toh I will return. But nothing as such for now. Last time too, I hadn't expected or planned, it just happened.” ALSO READ: Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltha Chashmah Team Baffled As Munmun Dutta Suddenly Returns To The Sets
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