Soon after Disha Vakani aka Daya Ben, Bhavya Gandhi, who played the role of Tapu in much-loved sitcom show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, decided to quit the show. Almost 4 years back, Disha Vakani who became a household name with her character of Daya Ben never returned to the show after going on a maternity break. Bhavya Gandhi recently sat down for a detailed interview where he spoke in-depth about the show and also revealed his current equation with his on-screen mother Daya.
He told ETimes, “We definitely have these video calls sometimes, and every time, she sees me, she goes, "Aahhh, whatt, beard?" (laughs) I say, yes, I've got a beard now. She has never seen me in beard, so she gets shocked. I say, "Haan, aave gaiyo" (Yes, they've grown) and I am growing them more.” Tapu also revealed the reason behind his exit from the show. He told the portal “I am where I am because of that thing but I wanted to explore myself. Because at a point in Taarak, I was just doing something, which was just monotonous. I'm just doing something constantly, I was just coming there everyday, doing this, doing that and then pack up, chalo ghar, and that happened for a long time. I said this is monotony and didn't know how to handle it, I had no clue. I didn't know what to do about this.”
“So, then me and my parents had a chat even Asit (Modi) sir (producer of the show), the directors, everybody...each and every person that is connected to me - that is almost the set, everybody knew that I am leaving and I used to talk to them about what should I do, and what I shouldn't. I was weighing all the ifs and buts, what should be done, and then eventually, I came to this conclusion that maybe I want to leave to explore, to learn new things, and still, I have not reached there.I still want to because I am still finding that thing, which you know will 'Yes, bang on, mazza aaya' ye feel aaye,” he added further.
He went on to say, “This whole poetry thing that I did, that is a completely different thing, I've never done that. For eg that this all poetry thing what I did that was a completely different thing and I have never done that and my 2nd Gujarati film was about friendship was about young people trying to do some business and the whole team was a young team matlab just 1 old character in the film uske alawa everybody in the film is a young girl, a young guy I love that fact and I loved that experience. That wen I say that this is the reason I left Taarak to explore life, to see more, to understand more and understand myself more and art more, to know more actually. Whatever I said if it makes sense.” (ALSO READ: Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah SPOILER ALERT: Bhide Gets Married For The Second Time? Deets INSIDE)
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