Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is one of the most loved and longest running comedy serials on the Indian television. The show went on air on July 28, 2008 and has been entertaining the viewers ever since. The show often comes in top 5 of the TRP list. As many already know, TMKOC is based on the column Duniya Ne Undha Chashma written by real-life columnist and journalist Taarak Mehta. The show will soon complete 13 years.
Though Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is a comedy and family show, not many know that originally Duniya Ne Undha Chashma was a popular piece in Chitralekha's magazine with content and characters not suitable for family viewing. Yes, you read that right! To make it a family show, the producer of the sitcom, Asit Modi had to mellow down the original content and its characters.
Talking about Munmun Dutta's character 'Babita', in Dunia Ne Undha Chashma, the character's name is not Babita and she is shown as a social worker. She's the most beautiful woman and is populary referred to as 'Mala ni Hema Malini' (Hema Malini of chawl) Suprising, isn't it?
While speaking for TEDxNHLMMC, producer Asit Kumarr Modi shared that he was clear about making a comedy show that will make people laugh on daily basis, but he had no concept. Jatin Kanakia came to his rescue and that's how Taarak Mehta Ooltah Chashman happened. From Jethalal to Bhide's hilarious dialogues and punch lines, everything about the show makes it a fan-favourite.