TMKOC Icon Shailesh Lodha Eyed as a Bigg Boss 17 Contestant?
Shailesh Lodha is a name synonymous with his iconic portrayal of the character 'Taarak Mehta' in the beloved show 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' ('TMKOC'). This serial, known for its humor, social commentary, and a dedicated fan following, witnessed Shailesh's remarkable journey as Taarak Mehta for over a decade. However, recent speculations suggest that he might be ready to embark on a new adventure by participating in the 17th season of Salman Khan's highly contentious reality series, 'Bigg Boss.'
The subtle hint of Shailesh Lodha's possible presence in 'Bigg Boss 17' emerged from an Instagram page aptly named 'bigboss_17_updates.' According to this unofficial source, Shailesh is slated to be one of the contestants on the show. Nevertheless, it is imperative to underline that neither the creators of the reality program nor the actor himself have officially confirmed or denied this intriguing piece of information. Currently, the internet is abuzz with various speculative lists of potential 'Bigg Boss 17' contestants.
Shailesh Lodha's departure from 'TMKOC' in the previous year marked a significant turning point in his career. Having portrayed the lead character on the show since its inception in 2008, he made the poignant decision to bid farewell in 2022. In an interview with Siddharth Kannan, he candidly discussed his departure, stating, "Certainly, there must have been some compelling reasons; not everyone is disloyal." Shailesh went on to express, "Indians tend to be quite sentimental, and we form attachments easily; there's no denying that I am a sentimental person. Embracing emotions is natural. And when you engage in something for 14 years, it inevitably becomes a part of you."
His exit from 'TMKOC' was not without its share of legal tussles. Shailesh initiated legal proceedings against the creators of the show regarding unpaid fees, a matter that has been recently settled in court. This legal battle added a layer of complexity to his departure, shedding light on the intricacies and contractual obligations prevalent in the Indian television industry.
Shailesh Lodha's journey from the warm and familiar world of 'TMKOC' to the tumultuous and unpredictable realm of 'Bigg Boss' (if indeed it happens) represents a significant shift in his career trajectory. It showcases his willingness to explore new horizons and embrace the challenges that reality television presents. It is worth noting that 'Bigg Boss' has been a platform where participants not only showcase their real personalities but also test their resilience and adaptability in a high-pressure environment.
In recent times, 'TMKOC' has witnessed several notable departures, including Disha Vakani, Gurucharan Singh, Neha Mehta, and, most recently, Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal. These departures, coupled with Shailesh Lodha's exit, have left a void in the show that loyal fans are eagerly watching to see how it will be filled.
- PTC PUNJABI