And the seasoned producer had a point.
The week started on a very shocking note with news of how the Sikh community had demanded a ban on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
In the recently telecast episodes, actor Gurucharan Singh aka Sodhi portrayed the role of Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji Khalsa. But a misunderstanding ensued due to which the Sikh community rose up in arms and demanded a ban on the show.
However, actress Munmun Dutta released an official statement that read, “People who raised objections about the scene, have clearly not seen it. The misunderstanding occurred during the telecast apparently. When his sequence started, the scroll introducing his character stated ‘Sodhi as Guru Gobindji Ka Khalsa ‘ and apparently ‘Ka Khalsa’ got hidden behind the ‘Disclaimer ‘ scroll run by the channel and that’s when some miscreant clicked a picture and started circulating it on social media and claimed otherwise which gave rise to this controversy.”
When we got in touch with the producer Asit Modi, he said, “It is a misunderstanding that has been made viral unnecessarily. We based our character on Guru Gobind Singh Ji Khalsa and not on Guru Gobind Singhji himself. Everything is fine now.”
Well, all’s well that ends well.