Rajpal Yadav Opens Up On Rejecting Jethalal Role In TMKOC: “I don’t Want To Do A Character That..”

Do you know that Rajpal Yadav was once offered the role of Jethalal in the most popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah? Now, the actor has opened up on rejecting the most loved character.

Rajpal Yadav Opens Up On Rejecting Jethalal Role In TMKOC
Rajpal Yadav Opens Up On Rejecting Jethalal Role In TMKOC

Bollywood Actor Rajpal Yadav is making his comeback in the film industry with the upcoming film Hungama 2. But, do you know that Rajpal Yadav was once offered the role of Jethalal in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah? However, he turned down the offer. Rajpal, who is known for tickling our funnybones, has no regrets about turning down the offer of playing a much-loved character on TV screens. Scroll down below to know what he has said.

In his recent interaction with radio host Siddharth Kannan, he opened up about rejecting the role of Jethalal and said that he has no regrets about not doing Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. He said, “Jethalal ka character ki pehchaan ek achche adakaar, ek achche kalakaar ke haathon hui aur main har kirdaar ko kisi kalakaar ka kirdaar maanta hoon (No, no. The character of Jethalal is identified with a very fine actor, and I believe that an artist makes a character).


“Humlog ek manoranjan ki market mein hai toh main kisi kalakaar ke kirdaar mein apne kirdaar ko fit nahi karna chahta (We are in the business of entertainment and I don’t want to do a character which another actor has already done),” he said.

“Toh mujhe aisa lagta hai ki jo bhi kirdaar bane, jo Rajpal ke liye bane, unko karne ka saubhagya mile, lekin kisi doosre kalakaar ke rachaye basaye kirdaar ko kabhi nibhaane ka mauka nahi mile (I hope that I get the good fortune to do the roles written for me but I don’t want the opportunity to play a character that another actor has already established).” the Chup Chup Ke actor said.

The actor also opened up about working in OTT and how he is ready for web series, “I will not work in adult web series, but for kids, old and young, which gives absolutely healthy entertainment, no abuse, everyone can watch together. Yes for some web series.”


“The younger generation has less experience, so the senior generation of artists has time to transform themselves. We artists of people’s generation have done a lot of work, so now is a good opportunity to work with the young generation, because our generation has just jumped into the digital world. The digital world is new to us. These platforms are as new to the generation after 2000 as they are to the old generation. There is the same platform for both generations. According to me this is a very good situation.” The 50 year old actor told leading daily.

Meanwhile, On the work front, he will be next seen in Hungama 2.


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