February 27, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): The TV show Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah would celebrate Holi with dry colors with the message of preserving water and light Holika with cow dung instead of wooden logs as a message against deforestation.This contributes towards a strong eco-friendly message from the team.
Beside this significant social issue, the society members will also plan something that is sure to put a smile on all faces. A member of the Gokuldham society and the scientist Iyer will formulate a plan to get rid of Jethalal (Dilip Joshi) this holi. Thus, they will plan an idea, which is shared as a fake secret with Daya bhaabhi (Disha Vakani). But our innocent Dayaben unknowingly speaks about it to Jethalal. But, finally, Jethalal fulfils his wish of playing Holi with Babitaji (Moonmoon Dutta).”
Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ has always adopted an unconventional approach in order to convey some good and socially relevant messages through its episodes. Once again, the show has received an opportunity to convey some praiseworthy concept to the society as one more festival is waiting to be celebrated i.e Holi.
Our source from the production pronounces, “This time, the members of the Gokuldham society will celebrate the ‘Holi’ festival without using water, merely with dry colors. They will follow the motto of saving water and protecting the trees. The society members will also light up the Holika with cow dung instead of wooden logs, the cutting of which is a major cause of deforestation.”
“As there is water cut around the city, the residents of the Gokuldham society decide to play Holi without wasting water so that they can save some quantity of water. Through this measure, they want to put forth a social message to the people to preserve water and to contribute their part by playing a dry Holi,” adds the source. Our source goes on, “The shoot for the sequence is going on today and everyone is having loads of fun while shooting the sequence. The track will be telecast next week as it will be a ‘Holi’ special episode.”
We tried to call Disha Vakani, aka the extremely gregarious Daya, but we couldn’t establish contact with her.
Get glued to your TV sets to enjoy the dry Holi i.e. the festival of colors, with ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’.
-Tejashree Bhopatkar/ Sampurn Wire