"Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah" enters Limca Book of Records. Pictured: "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah" co-stars Dilip Joshi and Disha Vakani at SAB Ke Anokhe Awards in 2015.
"Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah" enters Limca Book of Records. Pictured: "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah" co-stars Dilip Joshi and Disha Vakani at SAB Ke Anokhe Awards in 2015.IANS

Here's some exciting news for the fans of "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah" on SAB TV. The show has entered the Limca Book of Records as the longest running comedy fiction show. "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah," which was launched in 2008 by Neela Telefilms, gained immense popularity among viewers over the years as a family entertainer.

"We had started telecasting the show on 28 July 2008 inspite of adverse comments and advice from people on the very concept and story of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah . However, I was confident and so was my entire team and actors. We knew that there was a gaping hole in the entertainment industry for a family entertainer," producer Asit Kumarr Modi told the Times of India.

"Today we stand vindicated. This acknowledgement from LIMCA Book of Records proves that show is well liked and has a constant as well as big fan following. Otherwise no show can sustain for so long on any channel. I thank my channel SAB TV for trusting my instincts about the concept," he added.

Recently, "Balika Vadhu" also set a national record by getting featured in the Limca Book of Records as the longest running daily fiction soap. Over 2,000 episodes of the show have been telecast so far. The show's unique concept of child marriage and brilliant performances by the cast, made it a popular show among the masses. Over the years, the family drama with a social message has highlighted various issues, such as adult education, adoption and widow remarriage.

Meanwhile, Shashi Sumeet Productions, the producers of "Diya Aur Baati Hum" and several other shows, also made its way to the Limca Book of Records recently for back-to-back shows during the Prime Time slot (8 p.m.-10 p.m.) on top-rated General Entertainment Channels (GECs).

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