Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s Dilip Joshi Recalls Drastically Losing 16 Kgs In A Month And A Half; Says, ‘Would Run Across Marine Drive In Rain’
Dilip Joshi recalled drastically losing weight for the movie ‘Hun Hunshi Hunshilal’ in just 1.5 months by running across Marine Drive
Television actor Dilip Joshi made a name for himself with his on-point portrayal of Jethalal Champaklal Gada in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Over the years, he became one of the most credible stars in India. What many people don’t know is the fact that he had started his journey in the entertainment industry with Salman Khan and Bhagyashree starrer Maine Pyar Kiya. He went on to star in many other films before deciding to do tv shows.
During his interview with Mashable India, Joshi recalled a time when he had drastically lost weight in just 1.5 months for the movie Hun Hunshi Hunshilal (1992). A socio-political movie, he had to essay the role of Hunshilal, a scientist. He was required to lose weight for the movie which also starred Renuka Shahane, Manoj Joshi, and Mohan Gokhale in pivotal roles. Talking about the same, he told the publication how he would run across Marine Drive in the rain, which resulted in him losing almost 16 kgs. ALSO READ: TMKOC’s Dilip Joshi Calls Death Threat Rumours ‘Bina Sar Pair Wali Khabar’; Reveals Many Old Friends And Extended Family Called To Check Up On Him
Quoted by BollywoodShaadis, he recalled, “I used to go to work, change at the swimming club and run across the whole Marine Drive, until (Hotel) Oberoi in the rain, and go back. I would jog the whole way and it used to take me 45 minutes. I lost 16 kgs in one and a half months. It used to be so much fun. The sun was setting and there would be a slight drizzle. The clouds used to look so beautiful.” ALSO READ: Taarak Mehta's Former Director Malav Rajda REACTS To Claims Of Jennifer Mistry Being Abusive: 'She Has Never Misbehaved With Anyone’
The show is currently embroiled in a controversy as actress Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal, who essayed the role of Mrs Roshan Singh Sodhi in the show for the past 15 years, accused producer Asit Kumarr Modi and two others of sexual harassment.
For the unversed, the incident that urged her to take action against the makers of the show happened on March 7. She had informed the makers earlier that she wanted a half day as it was her wedding anniversary and Holi and her daughter was really excited to celebrate the day with her. However, instead of letting her leave, project head Sohail Ramani and executive producer Jatin Bajaj threatened her. They proceeded to send her a notice on March 24 stating that “I left the shoot and they are losing money. This was ulta chor Kotwal ko Dante. They wanted to scare me.” She countered the notice by filing a case against them.
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