In a fun twist, Neela Film Productions Private Limited has launched witty WhatsApp stickers based on popular characters of its flagship show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' (TMKOC). TMKOC and its characters have a fan base across age groups and social strata. Memes based on the show have been in use on social media for many years now. TMKOC is billed as the world’s longest running daily comedy show and most of its characters are household names in India and many other countries. First aired in 2008, TMKOC is in its 12th year running, with upwards of 2800 episodes over the years.
From Jethaa Lal’s “Nonsense!”, Babeetta ji’s “Hi”, Sodhi’s “Balle Balle”, Madhavi’s “Aga Bai”, Bawree’s “Galti Se Mistake Ho Gayi”, Iyer’s “Vanakkam” to Daya ben’s “Hey Maa Mataji!”, a host of such stickers will be available as WhatsApp stickers.
“This is so cool! Tapu sena is now on WhatsApp and our stickers will be shared by our family and friends, and most importantly our fans. We all are so excited just thinking about the fact that people are going to share our stickers to communicate in their WhatsApp chats. I love all the stickers, but without a doubt Tapu sena’s is the best,” says Raj Anadkat who plays Tapu.
“This is quite exciting, to be part of people’s daily conversations via WhatsApp stickers. When we started out as part of TMKOC 11 years ago, we had no idea the show will be so popular and resonate with the public for such a long time. It is truly humbling,” says Sonalika Joshi who plays Madhavi in the show.
“Now we will be available as stickers on people’s phones at their fingertips. This has been a remarkable journey and we are overwhelmed with the love and respect we have received from people across the country and abroad. We hope to keep the entertainment going for another decade,” says Tanuj Mahashabde who plays Iyer.
“This calls for a quick bhangra celebration! WhatsApp is the most used of all social media platforms for communication. I am sure fans will definitely appreciate their favorite characters’ stickers from the show available on WhatsApp. This is balle balle news for all of us in Gokuldham,” concludes Gurucharan Singh who plays the role of Sodhi on the show.