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Dilip Joshi talks about Jethalal, a character he has played for 11 years in Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

The comedy show on television Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has become one of the favourite household shows soon after it got released in 2008. It has made a record by becoming the longest-running show among all the other daily soaps.

As the show completed 11 years recently, one of the lead characters Jethalal, played by Dilip Joshi, talks to a daily about how it played a huge role in his career. Recalling his struggle days and talking about how this show changed everything, he says, “God has been really kind. That one year was like calm before the storm. Now life has changed completely. Those moments keep you grounded. That is when such success doesn’t go to your head.”

Even after playing the same character for years, he says that he is not tired. “We haven’t got tired yet. Personally, I am not worn out playing this character. It still feels fresh, and there’s a lot to do with it. So, I never felt like quitting. Sometimes you obviously feel tired but that’s physical. There never has been mental fatigue. We, in fact, look forward to going to the shoot.”

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