Popular and one of the longest-running sitcoms Taarak Mehta ka oltah Chashma recently aired its 3000th episode after 12 years of running. It had begun airing from July 2008. The show was inspired by the column called Duniya Ne Undha Chashma which was written by popular playwright and writer Taarak Mehta within ‘Chitralekha’ a weekly Magazine.
The entire cast and crew became part of a mega celebration as this milestone was achieved owing to the great response the show has been getting for more than a decade now. Malav Rajda, the director of the show shared a picture of himself standing in front of beautifully decorated balloons representing the number 3000. He captioned it, “Really proud n happy to be associated with this show….its been an amazing journey so far….next target 5000 HAPPYSODES🥰🥰”
In another one of his posts, Rajda shared a picture that gave a glimpse of the mega celebration the entire cast had on this occasion. He wrote alongside it, “The best time is when u enjoy with ur team members who are actually more like ur family…🥰🥰🥰”
Dilip Joshi, who plays one of the main characters from the show, Jethalal also shared a heartfelt post on the special occasion. He shared a series of behind the scenes pictures out of which, one was how the cartoon of ‘Jethalal’ looked when it began appearing in the magazine column. He also took the opportunity to thank the actual mind behind this entire concept, the late playwright Taarak Mehta.
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(1 & 2 /6) It all began with Taarak Bhai’s iconic characters from his ‘Duniya Ne Undha Chashma’ stories in Chitralekha. This cartoon is of the Jethalal I grew up with. Thank you, Taarak Bhai. You are dearly missed. Your smile has kept us going. (3/6) Lucky for me, I had Asit Bhai, a longtime friend, and a seasoned producer who I trusted immensely and had worked with before, offer me the choice of playing Jethalal, adapted by him for television! Thank you, Asit Bhai. (4/6) Fast forward to look tests, a pilot episode, and finally, the first episode that aired on Sab TV on 28th July 2008. We were all given a glimpse into the world of Gokuldham Society for the very first time. We had absolutely no idea that more than a journey, this show would turn into a discovery! (5/6) It’s rightly said that it’s not work, if you love what you do, and the brilliant team that I work with day in day out, have made me fall in love with my work more than ever. To teammates who have had to leave us during the run, we miss you everyday and for me, you will always be an equal part, infact every department of this blessed production is responsible for this achievement today. So, thank you, Team TMKOC. (6/6) Playing this character is a gift that keeps giving. And a huge chunk of the credit goes to the fans and well-wishers of the show who have welcomed us and allowed us to be a part of their lives in so many unimaginable ways! So, thank you to everyone who’s reading this right now. And last but never the least, thanking the Ultimate Maker of this show called Life, for giving us all the constant strength to carry on this mission of spreading smiles. Jay Swaminarayan 🙏🏻☺️ . . . . #taarakmehtakaooltahchashmah #tmkoc #3000happysodes #iloveyou3000 #gratitude #blessed
One of the great things about the show is that even after its 12-year run, the makers have no plans to conclude its production anytime soon. The avid fans of TMKOC have much more fun tales and quirky characters to look forward to in the coming time!