Kavi Kumar Azad died, but Dr Hathi lives on! Will Nirmal Soni play new Dr Hathi? Kavi Kumar Azad died, but Dr Hathi lives on! Will Nirmal Soni play new Dr Hathi? Source : Press
Actors live the character, even after their death. Kavi Kumar Azad of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah who recently passed away has been living in the memories of his fans in spite of his soul's departure. Tributes and condolences could not suffice the bearing of the loss of the actor. Makers of the show and the fans have bid adieu to their loving actor, but are constantly bugged by the thought that the character requisites to be replaced by someone who can carry the same aura that was left by Kavi Kumar Azad.
Kavi Kumar Azad died, but Dr Hathi lives on! But who will fit the shoes of Dr Hathi is the only question that is hounding the makers of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah and the fans. Speculations are rife about Nirmal Soni wearing Dr Hathi's apron. Sources suggest that Nirmal Soni, who had earlier played Dr Hathi for a short period of time, may return to play the character.
Earlier, a source informed a leading daily about the hunt for Kavi Kumar Azad's replacement. A source had said, "Dr Hathi is a very important part of the show. The audience loves him and so the makers want to retain the character. Producer Asit Kumarr Modi is personally looking into the casting and wants the perfect replacement. While it's really hard to find someone as talented as Kavi, we are doing our best. We should have a confirmation about the replacement soon."
The shocking news of Kavi Kumar Azad's demise left the actors and the makers of the show in an emotional distress. Mourning about the actor's death, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's producer Asit Kumarr remembered the actor in high regards. He had said, "He truly loved the show and always came for the shoot even if he was not feeling well. He called today morning that he is not well and will not be able to come for the shoot. And later we got the news that he passed away. We are all too numb to say anything."
Well, whether the replacement can bring back the vibes of the character only the makers of the show can tell.