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OMG! ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ actor Popatlal asked to leave the show?

Television actor Shyam Pathak who is known for his role of Popatlal in popular show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’. But, if reports are to be believed, the actor  got into a heated argument with producer Asit Modi, following which he was asked to leave the show.

According to, “Dilip Joshi, who plays Jethalal on the popular show, recently visited London for an event. Goes without saying, Team Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah was informed well in advance about his upcoming commitments so that the shooting schedule could be decided upon accordingly.”

“Soon after the actor reached the city, organisers requested him to invite Shyam Pathak as well since the Indian diaspora in London admire the duo’s cheeky banter and they (organisers) were keen to cash in on the opportunity. Without wasting time, Dilip called Shyam and the latter readily agreed and soon flew down to be with his co-star.”

 “The two performed three stand-up acts together and were a huge hit. The crowd couldn’t get enough of their comic timing.” said sources.

However, what’s bizarre is that Pathak had not informed the makers of his absence from the show. Unaware of the situation, the production scheduled the actor’s scenes as decided, for which he obviously didn’t turn up. They tried contacting him but to no avail as his phone was unreachable.

Goes without saying, Shyam’s unprofessional attitude infuriated the makers to no end and producer Asit Modi asked him for an explanation. Things snowballed in no time and a discussion soon turned into a heated argument.

Shyam was asked to leave the show as a result of which, he had to stay at home for 4 days. It is only when the actor apologised to Asit was he allowed to return.

Well, we are glad Shyam has been retained. After all, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has been a family favourite for a long time now.

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