Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah becomes world’s longest running comedy show

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah completes 2000 episodes, enters it’s 9th year!

The cast and crew of SAB TV’s Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah are on cloud nine as their show crosses the 2000 episode benchmark. The show recently entered its 9th year and have also secured an entry in the Limca Book of World Records. The show has been titled as the ‘Longest running comedy show’ on television. The team of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah got together for a small celebration on the sets. The mood was festive with a special cake brought in which was cut by the whole team.

The show started in 2008 and has been winning millions of hearts since then. The show completed eight years on July 29 and it of course called for a celebration.

Here is an exclusive from the sets of #TMKOC as they complete 8 years today! #8YearsOfTMKOCOnSAB pic.twitter.com/ZcbZwh70u1

— SAB TV (@sabtv) July 28, 2016

Dilip Joshi who plays Jethalal Gada said, “It’s such a surreal experience. Today when I got up in the morning and I realized it is 28th of July 2016 and I remember the day when the first episode was about to be aired, we were hoping that it works out. I never thought it would go on for so long. 2000 episodes for a comedy show is a big thing.”

Joshi, who plays Jethalal in the show had said in an interview “ It hasn’t been a cakewalk to play Jethalal and the challenge lies in the fact that there’s no similarity between the real me and Jethalal. I am a completely different person in real life and probably, the only similarity lies in the fact that both of us believe in living happily, without harming anyone. This show has really been a life-changing experience and it is an incredible achievement to have completed so many episodes!”