Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's actor Ghanashyam Nayak, who essays the character of Nattu Kaka in the show, has done some great work in Bollywood and Gujarati Industry. The actor who has worked in hundreds of films and serials, talking to us reveals how this much of work has also not got him the recognition which his current show TMKOC got him.
In an exclusive interview with us Ghanashyam revealed, "I have worked in more than 350 serials and 250 films in Hindi and Gujarati. So, in lockdown, I am just re-watching my own work with my grandchildren."
Sharing details about his debut project which definitely came as a surprise to us, Ghanashyam Nayak said, "In 1959, when I was a school-going student, I made my acting debut with Farhan Akhtar's mom Honey Irani film. That time she was also a child artist and the main lead in the film. She was 4-years-old and the song of our film 'Naani Teri Morni Ko Mor Le Gaye' is still a very popular song. We shot for the song in Malad (Bombay Talkies). Post that I have done a lot many films, with Ashok Kumar to Amitabh Bachchan. I did Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Kacche Dhaage, Krantivir and today also, I get work offers."
However, he maintains that the kind of love and recognition he received for Nattu Kaka is unmatchable. "Now I am 75! When I started I was just 7-8 years old and with this, I have completed 68 years in the industry. But the kind of recognition I have received for Nattu Kaka in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, is on another level. It made my life and due to that today also I am financially stable and living a happy life with my family. Usually actors' life ends are not good but I am blessed that I have everything around me," concluded the actor.