Bhavya Gandhi shot to fame at a tender age with his act as Tapu in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Best remembered as the kind-hearted yet mischievous son of Jethalal Gada, Bhavya was adored by all the ardent fans of the sit-com. However, he gave all his fans a shock with the decision to quit the show in 2017. He was replaced by Raj Anadkat. Stating the reason that he wants to shift his focus to films, Bhavya broke many hearts. Now, years later, the young Gujarati film actor spoke to a leading daily about the fame that came along with Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah and the decision to quit after playing Tapu for 9 years. Bhavya revealed that it got monotonous for him to do the same thing every day and he wanted to explore something new.
"Even now people call me by that name, and I have no issues with it. I really love it because I have grown up doing that thing. I am where I am because of that thing but I wanted to explore myself. Because at a point in Taarak, I was just doing something, which was just monotonous. I'm just doing something constantly, I was just coming there everyday, doing this, doing that and then pack up, chalo ghar, and that happened for a long time. I said this is monotony and didn't know how to handle it, I had no clue. I didn't know what to do about this. So, then me and my parents had a chat even Asit (Modi) sir (producer of the show), the directors, everybody...each and every person that is connected to me - that is almost the set, everybody knew that I am leaving and I used to talk to them about what should I do, and what I shouldn't. I was weighing all the ifs and buts, what should be done, and then eventually, I came to this conclusion that maybe I want to leave to explore, to learn new things, and still, I have not reached there.I still want to because I am still finding that thing, which you know will 'Yes, bang on, mazza aaya' ye feel aaye. This whole poetry thing that I did, is a completely different thing, I've never done that. For eg that this all poetry thing what I did that was a completely different thing and I have never done that and my 2nd Gujarati film was about friendship was about young people trying to do some business and the whole team was a young team matlab just 1 old character in the film uske alawa everybody in the film is a young girl, a young guy I love that fact and I loved that experience. That wen I say that this is the reason I left Taarak to explore life, to see more, to understand more and understand myself more and art more, to know more actually. Whatever I said if it makes sense," Bhavya told.
Reacting to rumours of being ousted from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah for his unprofessionalism, Bhavya said, "I don't care let them say whatever they want to say. I know the truth I know I am what I am. Let people think, I don't care."
(Source: Times Of India)