Jennifer Mistry, who plays the character “Roshan” in the well-known daily serial Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, recently made headlines when she levelled horrific harassment claims against Asit Modi, the show’s producer.
In a recent interview with Bollywood Bubble, Mistry spoke candidly about the “toxic work culture” on the TMKOC set, particularly with regard to the young actors who had to attend the shootings while also studying for their examinations.
“The kids were really put in a tough spot sometimes. Like if we had a night shoot, the kids would shoot at night, would study at the same time when in the morning they had an exam at 7 am. Sometimes, the kids would wrap up the shoot at 6 am and go directly to the school at 7 am,” Mistry said in the interview. She further added that the kids sacrificed a lot and ‘maybe it was working for them.’
The actor continued by bringing up how Ghanshyam Nayak, who portrayed Nattu Kaka on the programme and was well-known for it, was treated. She described how TMKOC production manager Sohil Ramani mistreated the actor to the point where Nayak sobbed on the set. After a cancer fight, Ghanshyam Nayak passed away in October 2021.