TV artist and Actor Miraj Vallabhdas Kapri has played minor roles in many serials including ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’, ‘Thapki’ & ‘Mere Angane Mein’. He was arrested on Monday on the charges of theft.
According to a report by the source News 18, Miraj Vallabhadas Kapri was arrested after he took to chain snatching & theft after he lost millions of rupees in gambling. To repay the debts Miraj and his friend Vaibhav Babu Jadav started chain snatching on Mumbai streets.
Reports have also stated that the police arrested both Miraj & Vaibhav from the area near the Rander Bhesan intersection who are residents of Junagadh.
Police officials recovered goods worth Rs 2,54,000 including 3 gold chains, 2 mobiles & stolen bikes from both the accused.
Miraj’s friend Vaibhav who was his partner-in-crime and committed several crimes is a builder. The duo was in the habit of cricket betting and it was betting addiction that led them to lose around Rs 30 lakh after which they had to take this drastic step.
Talking about the show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah‘, it was recently on the news after an unsatisfied fan voiced his dissatisfaction with the show to director Malav Rajda.
Few months ago, actor Dilip Joshi had also accepted that the show wasn’t maintaining the high standards that it set.
He had said in a podcast:
“Jab aap quantity dekhte hai, toh kahin na kahin quality suffer hoti hi hai. Pehle weekly hum karte the aur writers ke paas bohot time hota tha. Chaar episode likhe, doosre chaar episode agle mahine shoot karna hai (When you focus on quantity, the quality does suffer somewhere. Initially, it was a weekly show and the writers had a lot of time. With four episodes being shot per month, they had a gap of a month to write the next four episodes.).”