Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is one of the popular shows of the small screen. Actor Kavi Kumar Azad, who played the role of Dr Haathi, passed away on July 9 leaving the entire team in shock. Earlier, the makers confirmed that the new actor will be auditioned for the role. Now, it’s almost confirmed that Nirmal Soni is the new Dr Haathi of the show. Interestingly, he played the same role before Kavi. According to a report in Spotboye, Nirmal has already shot for his comeback episode.
His character will reportedly be introduced on September 13 amid the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in Gokuldham society. Lots of fun and drama await for viewers, of course!
Speculations were rife that Nirmal didn’t leave the show on a good note. Thus, the makers were not keen to take him on-board. However, seems like things fall into place this time.
Earlier, while talking about replacing the character of Dr Haathi, Asit Modi, creator of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah, said, “We will have to replace Dr Haathi, if you want to know. It’s the actor who has passed away, not the character.”
On a related note, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah has completed more than 2500 episodes. The show also features Dilip Joshi, Disha Vakani, Shailesh Lodha and many other actors in pivotal roles.