Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah director Malav Rajda shared a return photo of Bhavya Gandhi, who tried out the role of Tapu on the popular sitcom.
Actor Bhavya Gandhi can be seen sitting with some of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s other child artists in the image shared by the director. Malav Rajda also joked about the expression of Kush Shah, who plays Goli in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
Sharing the photo, Malav wrote on Instagram: “Throwback… I miss you @ bhavyagandhi97 @kushahh_ is busy looking at a girl I guess…” Fans were quick to spread their love on the post. Many of them mentioned that they liked Bhavya as Tapu and that he was the “best”.
One fan wrote: “We miss Bhavya as a tapu.” Another wrote: “Goli beta masti nahi (don’t be mean)”. A third wrote that “Bhavya is better than Tapu”. A fan also joked about another character in the series, Popatlal. “Idhar dekho inke shuru hogye case by fir bhi Popatlal kuwarein Areh Director sahab karwa do na unki shaadi jald (Even the children in the show start to fall in love but Popatlal remains single. Director sir, please marry him as soon as possible).”
After playing the character of Tapu for almost eight years, Bhavya Gandhi left the show in 2017. Speaking about his decision, he told the Hindustan Times in an interview at the time: “I just wanted to do something. new and different, and that’s how the idea of taking a break from the show came to me. The main reason I left the show was that I wasn’t getting the kind of growth that a character ideally should have in a (popular) series.
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Bhavya recently lost his father Vinod Gandhi to complications from Covid-19 at a hospital in Mumbai. “My father was treated for COVID-19 for over a month. Initially he was in another hospital, but as the case worsened he was admitted to Kokilaben hospital,” Bhavya said. Gandhi at PTI.