Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has been the favourite comedy show of many. The show began in 2008 and is still ruling our hearts. Jethalal, Daya Ben and their Gokuldham society members have a huge fan following. Every character from the show has been a part of our lives. Mandar Chandwadkar aka Aatmaram Bhide recently shared some surprising news about himself. Not many know, that before being an actor, Mandar Chandwadkar aka Bhide was working in Dubai and is a mechanical engineer. In an interview with ETimes, Mandar Chandwadkar revealed that he quit his job in Dubai to pursue acting. He said, "I struggled till 2008. I am a mechanical engineer by profession and was working in Dubai. I quit my job and returned to India in 2000 as I wanted to pursue a career in acting. Acting has always been my passion since childhood. I had done many theatre plays, but did not get a break that I needed. There's a lot of work in the industry but I was waiting for a break and through this show I got that in 2008."
He also revealed how his life has changed post Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. He said, "My life changed immensely after joining Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. After doing this I became famous and people started recognising me. I didn't know that I am going to be a part of a show which will go on to break so many records and will be in the Guinness World Records. I had never imagined in my life and I feel blessed to be a part of it." He also said that their dream of working with Bollywood stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have come true because of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. He said, "People usually dream of working with big and popular actors, but because of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah stars actually visit our show. The most memorable was when Mr Amitabh Bachchan visited our sets. He spoke with us and shared memories. It was like a dream that he was standing in front of us and we were hugging me and sharing screen space with him. It's everyone's dream to work with him and we are so lucky that he came to our show. Not just Amitabh Bachchan sir, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar all of them have visited our sets."
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