Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Was Shyam Pathak aka Popatlal opposite Anupam Kher in a foreign film?


When anyone talks about Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, a smile appears on almost everyone’s face. The show has created a special place in the hearts of the viewers, which is unique. While many coronaviruses are doing binge-watching shows on Netflix in the midst of lockdown, there are a group of people who are also re-watching TMKOC’s episodes. The sitcom has been winning hearts since 2008 and is set to complete 12 years of a successful run in July this year.

TMKOC became what it is today, thanks to its amazing plot, engaging characters and engaging performances by actors. Yes, while the characters are completely scripted, it is not possible without the flurry of talented actors from the show. One of them is Shyam Pathak aka Popatlal. The elderly journalist who constantly hunts for a suitable bride has created many feelings for us. When we sometimes laugh at her situation, sometimes we get delayed for her marriage by so many years. However, with his eccentric nature, Toofan Express stories, and ‘Duniya Hiladunga’ have carved a niche for themselves.

However, did you share screen space with Bollywood actor Anupam Kher in a film featuring Shyam before TMKOC? Yes, Shyam appeared in a film opposite Anupam Kher in 2007, exactly one year before TMKOC. However, if you are thinking that it was a Bollywood film, then you are wrong. Shyam and Anupam starred together in a Chinese feature film titled ‘Lust, Caution’. In the film, Shyam played the role of a Jewellery shopkeeper alongside Anupam Kher.

Well, this piece of information is very surprising. What are your thoughts Do you remember the new episode of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah during lockdown? Let us know in the comment section.

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