Ghanashyam Nayak who is also fondly known as Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s Nattu Kaka is currently undergoing cancer treatment. The veteran actor was diagnosed with spots in his neck few month ago. Since then he has been undergoing chemotherapy. In a recent interview with ETimes TV, Ghanashyam talked about it and said, “I am absolutely fine and healthy. There’s no such big issue. In fact, viewers will get to see me in an episode of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah tomorrow. It is a very special episode and I hope they will like my work again,” he said.
Talking about his treatment, he said, “Yes, the treatment is on and I hope I will be all good. It’s fine and I am going through the treatment and after tomorrow’s episode, I hope the shoot soon resumes in Mumbai and I get back to work. I am eagerly waiting to get back to work. I go through chemotherapy and it happens once in a month. The doctor has told me I can work and there is no problem. I just want to spread positivity and tell everyone that I am doing fine.”
Nattu Kaka recently shot for an episode in Daman. “I had a fun time shooting in Daman, it was great to reunite with the cast again. I shot an episode there. I am fit and fine and I can shoot. Whatever the news is going around is old and I want to tell everyone I am fine now. I know I am going to live for 100 years and nothing will happen to me, I know that for sure,” he said.
When asked about the current COVID-19 situation in Mumbai he says, “The COVID situation has been going on since last year and it will be here but that doesn’t mean I will get scared and sit at home. I am a positive person and never get upset or negative in life. I want to work till the last breath of my life and would like to die with my makeup on. I just want God to fulfil my wish,” said the actor.
Talking about his journey so far he shared, “I have worked in many big films and I have done close to 350 Hindi TV shows. I have done close to 250 Hindi and Gujarati films. I still get offers for films and I am waiting for things to get back to normal. I am now hoping to get a call time for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah,” he shared.
Talking about his experience of essaying the role of Vithal Kaka in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, he says, “I have many fond memories from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Aishwarya Rai was new to the industry at that time and she was very respectful and friendly with me. I had taught her Bhawai in Gujarathi. She would even touch my feet sometimes out of respect. As I was very close to the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the entire unit respected and loved me. I had helped Sanjay Leela Bhansali a lot during the making of the film. Salman Khan still addresses me as Vitthal Kaka. He has always met me warmly whenever he had come on the sets to promote his films on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. He hugs me whenever he meets me,” he concluded.