Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has become a household name. The show is loved for its clean comedy and has garnered a huge number of audience over the years, who don’t wanna be a part of such a show. Reportedly Rajpal Yadav was offered the role of Jethalal here’s why he turned that down.
On the Siddharth Kannan show , when the actor was asked if he regrets his decision of rejecting Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Rajpal Yadav answered, “Nahi, nahi. Jethalal ka character ki pehchaan ek achche adakaar, ek achche kalakaar ke haathon hui aur main har kirdaar ko kisi kalakaar ka kirdaar maanta hoon (No, no. The character of Jethalal is identified with a very fine actor, and I believe that an artist makes a character).”
He also revealed that he doesn’t want a role which somebody else has already done. “Humlog ek manoranjan ki market mein hai toh main kisi kalakaar ke kirdaar mein apne kirdaar ko fit nahi karna chahta (We are in the business of entertainment and I don’t want to do a character which another actor has already done),” he added.
Rajpal Yadav believes that every character he wants to play must be fresh, he doesn’t want to step into another’s shoe.
He concluded, “Toh mujhe aisa lagta hai ki jo bhi kirdaar bane, jo Rajpal ke liye bane, unko karne ka saubhagya mile, lekin kisi doosre kalakaar ke rachaye basaye kirdaar ko kabhi nibhaane ka mauka nahi mile (I hope that I get the good fortune to do the roles written for me but I don’t want the opportunity to play a character that another actor has already established).”