Actor Bhavya Gandhi, who plays the role of Tappu, son of Jethalal and Daya on the show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah‘, has quit the show after working for more than 8 years on the show.
Bhavya has literally grown up on the show as we saw him as a little kid initially. In the initial years of the show, Tappu was a notorious Kid and Bhavya pulled off the role really well.
This sudden exit of Bhavya made us question what made the little star boy quit the show at the peak of his career. Earlier it is claimed that he had quit the show to pursue a career in films but it seems he had a good reason to take the decision. The popular child actor says his character Tappu was constantly ignored by the makers.
In an interview to a leading daily, the 19-year-old boy said he conveyed his displeasure to the makers a lot many times about the way his character was being sidelines, but he failed to get any positive response.
“It’s not that I left because the character didn’t have any scope. It has a lot of potential but it wasn’t given much scope… It was ignored. I spoke to the makers a lot of times. But like you all saw, I was hardly seen in the episodes so that was pretty much the outcome of our meetings,” the actor said.
Bhavya, who was a part of the show since its inception in 2008, wants to, now, grow as an actor and he believes this was the right time to bid adieu to the popular sitcom. “I know right now I can explore myself as an actor. This is the age to grow, so, I thought I should move beyond this character. I will now be seen on the big screen and I am hopeful I will be received with love in films the way I was on the small screen.”
Bhavya has shot for his debut Gujarati film, which has been directed by Dharmesh Mehta, the man behind the first 500 episodes of ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah‘. The movie, which is about a father-son relationship, will see Bhavya play the son of veteran actor Manoj Joshi. “We have finished shooting for the film. Only a few songs are left to be shot. The film should release in May. Manoj Joshi plays my father, while Ketki Dave will be seen as my mother.”
When asked if he has quit the small screen and will only be seen in movies now, the actor said, “I will just do good work regardless of the medium. Whether it is cinema, television or web, I will go where I get good content. That’s my focus.”
Clearly the fans will miss Tappu on the show and we wonder now what the makers will do. Will they get a replacement of Tappu or not, only time can tell. But definitely this news of Tappu quitting the show has disheartened the fans, but all we can say everybody moves on in life.
All the very best Bhavya Gandhi for your bright future…