Film version of `Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah` set to roll next year

Updated: Nov 20, 2012, 16:25 PM IST

Mumbai: Comedy show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ has completed 1,000 episodes and now its producer Asit Kumar Modi plans to make a movie on the light-hearted series.

"Yes, I am planning to make a movie on `Taarak Mehta...`. The film is in its scripting stage. I have to take this call because of the viewers` request. They have been requesting me to make a film on `Taarak...`," Modi said.

"In my film, I assure, I will involve film celebrities. I have already approached many of them. I will soon make an official announcement. These days comedy films are working very well. So I believe this is the right time. I am very excited about the film. The film will go on the floors in 2013," he added.

‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ revolves around families living in a housing society and Dilip Joshi, Disha Vakani, Amit Bhatt, Shailesh Lodha among others feature in the cast.

Modi plans to shoot ‘Taarak...’ on a different canvas.

"I don`t want the audience to feel that they are watching yet another episode of the serial. It should have a fresh take," he added.

Earlier, hit comedy show ‘Khichdi’ was also made into a film, but Modi feels the two films cannot be compared.

"`Khichdi` basically targetted Gujarati audience but the reach of `Taarak...` is wider. It doesn`t focus only on Gujarati families. So there is no comparison between the films. We have mixed culture in our serial and now it has become a brand," said Modi.

IANS