‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ is one of the most favored shows of youngsters and elders alike, across India. An entertaining show, it also imparts messages through its storyline. Two minor boys, who happened to be great fans of Jethalal Gada played by Dilip Joshi, managed to raise funds and ran away to Mumbai to meet their favorite actor.
Luckily they were taken to police station by some good citizens and now they are both sent back to their native town with their guardians but it has scared the makers of the show and the actor. Hence a call was taken jointly by the production as well as law enforcement agency not to let them meet the actor. Basic fear was that if such an act is rewarded with a meeting and fulfillment of their wish, it will definitely inspire many others to take the same risk.
Talking about the incident Dilip Joshi said, “It is scary to hear that the kids had run away from their homes all alone and traveled all the way to Mumbai. I am honored to receive adulation and love from our fans but running away from home to meet your favorite actors is neither appropriate nor safe. They were lucky that some good Samaritan took them to the Police. They could have easily fallen prey to criminals looking for young unsupervised children. I would request them and all my young fans to stay under their parent’s care and not indulge into such wrong activity. I would like to send my best wishes and love to both of them.”
Adds the designer and the producer of the show Asit Kumar Modi, “It is over-whelming to receive so much of love from our young fans. However, I would request all our fans not to take such a step as we believe in principles and discipline of life, which is also constantly reflected and promoted through our show. I pray that they have reached home safely”