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“I want to work till the last breath, would like to die with my makeup on” Nattu Kaka of ‘Taarak Mehta…’ amid cancer battle.


Ghanshyam Nayak aka Nattu Kaka of ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ recently opened up about his struggle with cancer. The veteran television actor revealed that he is undergoing cancer treatment.

According to Nayak’s son Vikas Nayak he is doing fine but has to undergo chemotherapy session once a month. However, his illness has not deterred him from shooting as he recently filmed for the sitcom.

During an interview, Nayak shared that he is doing absolutely fine and is just waiting to resume shooting in Mumbai. He also stated that his doctors told him there’s no need to worry and he can also work. Talking about his decision to keep working during his treatment the actor said, “I want to work till the last breath of my life and would like to die with my makeup on.”

The actor further said that he knows that nothing will happen to him and he will live for 100 years.

Recently, while adressing the rumours of being unemployed and facing a financial crisis the actor had said that he did not lose his job and his source of income. He mentioned that senior actors are not allowed to shoot outside Maharashtra amid the pandemic situation; hence he will resume shooting once the situation gets better.

He had also added that the team of TMKOC is looking after him.

The actor played roles in a many television serials as well as films, including ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ‘Lajja’, ‘Khakee’, ‘China Gate’, and ‘Barsaat’ among others.