Dilip Joshi became a household name with his performance as Jethalal in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. However, before the role was offered to him, he had decided to quit acting.
Dilip Joshi, who plays the role of Jethalal on the show, is a well known name in the Indian television industry. The character that he plays in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has become a household name. After all, this is the role that made him popular.
Before this, TMKOC Actor has appeared in several movies including Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! in which he essayed the role of Bhola Prasad. Apart from this, he has also featured in movies like Maine Pyar Kiya, Khiladi 420, and Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani among others.
Recently, a video interview of Dilip’s in which he is talking about being jobless for a year before getting onboard TMKOC is going viral on the internet.
In a chat with Times Of India, The actor had said, “Acting is a risky business. No matter how big you are, you are never secure. You don’t know when you will be out of work. Would you believe if I say that I was almost jobless for an entire year just before I signed Taarak Mehta…!
Dilip further added that his life has been a struggle as he joined theatre at a time when it was taboo in society.
“Actually, my struggle would have started from the very time I would have started acting as a child. I was good in mimicry. My mom thought of putting me in the theatre. And these were the days when acting was a social taboo. So from starting to sustaining, it was a battle,” Dilip Joshi said.