Shailesh Lodha takes legal action against TMKOC makers

Shailesh Lodha takes legal action against TMKOC makers: Case filed against production house, accused of not returning outstanding money even after 1 year

Apr 20, 2023 - 20:48
Shailesh Lodha takes legal action against TMKOC makers

Actor Shailesh Lodha, who plays Mehta Saheb in the famous TV show 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah', has taken legal action against the makers of the show. There are reports that Shailesh has filed a complaint against Asit Modi for not paying his dues and has filed a lawsuit against his production company.
According to the latest reports in Hindustan Times, Shailesh has approached the National Company Law Tribunal to file a Corporate Insolvency Resolution Case under Section 9 against the production company, which is scheduled to come up for hearing in May.
When the media tried to talk to Shailesh, he said - the matter is still in court, so I would not like to comment on it. At the same time, Asit refused to talk on this matter citing travelling. Tell that almost 1 year has passed since Shailesh left the show, yet he alleges that he has not received money from the makers.
Suhail Ramani, project head of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah told the media – We had said about it earlier also. Shailesh Lodha has been like a family. When he left, we respected his decision. On several occasions, we tried to contact him through email and phone. We requested he comes to the office to sign all the necessary documents and collect the money.
Suhail further said – We have never refused to pay his dues. When people leave every company, they are required to sign the documents before their full and final payment. Where is the issue? Instead of going here and there complaining, isn't it better to just follow the regular process?
Suhail further said- We are not pursuing any matter, as we had already told them to take the due money and sign the necessary documents.
About three months ago, Suhail said in a conversation with the media - 'Shailesh suddenly left the show in 2022 without any notice. Due to this, the dispute between the makers and he increased further. Till now there is no reaction from Shailesh on this matter.
Talking about Shailesh, he was working in 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' for almost 14 years. According to media reports, Shailesh was unhappy with his contract. Also, he was unhappy with the fact that the makers were not able to utilize his dates properly, so he decided to leave the show. Although the makers tried to persuade him, he did not agree.
After Shailesh's exit from the show, the makers were searching for the new Mehta Sahab for a long time. The search for the makers is over, now in place of Shailesh, actor Sachin Shroff is seen as Tarak Mehta in the show. However, despite this, the fans of the Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah show miss their old Mehta sahab.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer