Champaklal is a chain smoker according to the original literature and we bet you didn’t know that


Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Champaklal is a chain smoker according to the original literature and we bet you didn’t know that, read on (Photo credit – Instagram; IMDb)

If there’s one show that has topped the TRP charts and the hearts of the audience, it’s Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. In today’s episode, we bring you something we bet you had no idea about. Do you all know that the original sketch of Amit Bhatt’s Champaklal character was a die-hard smoker?

Yes, we are not kidding. “Bapuji” was initially sketched as a chain smoker in Taarak Mehta’s literary work.

Well, there’s hardly anyone who hasn’t seen Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah because it’s the longest-running sitcom in the world. The show enjoys a large number of fans, courtesy – the cast including Jethalal by Dilip Joshi, Champaklal by Amit Bhatt and Babitaji by Munmun Dutta.

The sitcom is inspired by works by Taarak Mehta like Duniya Ne Undha Chasma and more. Those who have followed the work of the seasoned writer should know that he was a past master in the art of satires and the harsh realities of society. His literature has a raw portrayal of the characters around us.

The character of Champaklal in TMKOC is played by Amit Bhatt and his career chart has been crazy. ‘Bapuji’ is without a doubt one of the most entertaining characters in the series. We didn’t even see him use profanity on the show, but Taarak Mehta’s original work had a whole different story to tell.

Yes, you read that right. As initially sketched out by Taarak Mehta, the character of Champaklal is a die-hard smoker. He likes to smoke bidis (a kind of cigarette). In addition, he often uses profanity for his son Jethalal and others. Surprised, isn’t it?

What do you think of Amit Bhatt’s character, Champaklal, who is a die-hard smoker in Taarak Mehta’s original literary work? Tell us in the comments below.

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