Well-liked television actor Dilip Joshi, who plays the character of Jethalal Champaklal Gada in decade long TV comedy show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, is all set to campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Rajasthan Assembly elections 2018.
Joshi has also featured in several Bollywood films such as Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun. He will campaign for BJP candidate Lalit Ostwal. He is contesting from Bari Sadri Assembly seat in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan.
The television actor is slated to be present at a public event where he would seek support from people for the BJP candidate.
The vicious campaign for the Rajasthan Assembly elections has had its share of entertainment value as recently, the grand old Congress party released a parody of a popular folk song, ‘Holiya mein ude de gulal’, to make fun of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. The mock song was titled ‘Maharani thari ahankari se’, and a video of the same carried a number of photographs and clips of the Chief Minister.
The video also cornered Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, calling to them as ‘Jumla waalo’.
Dilip Joshi is likely to emerge as a huge crowd puller for the BJP candidate due to his fame as one of the lead characters in Taarak Mehta ka Oolta Chashma.
As we all know that Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma is one of the longest running shows on Indian television so far. It is based on playwright Taarak Mehta’s column ‘Duniya Ne Undha Chashma’ in Gujarati weekly magazine Chitralekha.