On July 9, 2018, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Kavi Kumar Azad left for his heavenly abode. The famous actor was essaying the character of Dr.Hathi on TV's most loved show. He died due to cardiac arrest and his death came as a shock to everyone.
A while back we told you that Taarak makers have resumed the shoot of the show. And now we bring to you Tapu aka Raj Anadkat speaking about his bond with the late Kavi Kumar.
In an exclusive conversation with us, Raj said, "When I joined the show in 2018, he was there in the show and he welcomed me very warmly. In fact, he was very nice to my parents also as that was my first day and my parents were also present there to support me. But he made them so comfortable about everything. He even told them that here we all are like a family, so, you don't have to stress at all."
He further added, "He used to love food so much that the first thing when he used to meet anyone, he would ask, aaj khane mein kya laaye ho? He was such a pure hearted person that he used to never discuss anything wrong about anybody and used to make us laugh all the time. His personality in the show and in real life was an exact, complete jolly person. The day he took his last breath just two day prior to it we did a sandwich party on the sets as he was ordering for him and like always he ordered for everyone of us. He wasn't keeping well and used to face difficulty in walking and felt like sitting due to tiredness most of the time. Fortunately, I got an opportunity to work with him for almost a year."
Kavi Kumar Azad may not be part of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah but he is discussed even now during our scenes. "Whenever we shoot for a scene where the whole society is present and we actors do our lines, Dilip Sir or some or the other person brings out his name saying, 'Agar Azad bhai hote to aisa bolte. Is line mein ye punch maarte.'"
Currently, his character of Dr.Hathi is being played by Nirmal Soni.
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