One of the longest running TV show on Indian television ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ landed into a trouble when an organisation alleged that the show has hurt the sentiments of a community by portraying ungodly act. The producers of the show have now come up with an explanation for the same.
In an episode aired on September 8th, one of the character of the show Gurcharan Singh Sodhi played as Guru Gobind Singh Ji which turned the eye of the storm.
Following the episode, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee(SGPC) said that it has hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community and demanded a ban on the show.
Chief of SGPC said, “The serial had hurt the community by depicting a living character of 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh, which was ‘against the Sikh tenets’. No actor or any character can equate himself with the tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh. Such an act is unpardonable’’.
The makers of the show took the Twitter handle to give clarification of the controversy and wrote, ‘’In Episode 2287 of TMKOC, Sodhi was dressed up as Guru Gobind Singh Ji ka Khalsa. We request viewers to not misinterpret it in any other way’’.
In Episode 2287 of TMKOC, Sodhi was dressed up as Guru Gobind Singh Ji ka Khalsa. We request viewers to not misinterpret it in any other way pic.twitter.com/MhNnqg8gJl— TMKOC (@TMKOC_NTF) September 15, 2017
Even, Laad Singh Maan aka Roshan Singh Sodhi gave his clarification on a Facebook video and said that he played as Guru Gobind Singh Ji Ka Khalsa and not Guru Gobind Singh Ji. He further added by saying that it can be clearly understood through his dialogue that he was playing Guru Gobind Singh Ji ka Khalsa, a devotee of his Guru who wants to help others.
Show producer Asit Kumarr Modi also clarified on the issue and tweeted ‘’Roshan singh Sodhi became Guru Gobind singh Ji Ka Khalsa not Guru Gobind singh. Please check his dialogues and the episodes’’.
Roshan singh Sodhi became Guru Gobind singh Ji Ka Khalsa not 🙏🏻Guru Gobind singh.Please check his dialogues and the episodes. https://t.co/TitwKTBylu— Asit Kumarr Modi (@AsitKumarrModi) September 17, 2017
‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ is one of the popular show on Indian television and has recently completed its successful 9 years.