Starting his career in Mumbai’s television industry as an actor and now a well-known casting director, Prithvirajsingh Raulji had no idea what destiny had in store for him. He is a perfectionist. Despite his exacting nature, he is also a very easy-going person and a pleasant personality.

In an exclusive interaction with Mitaan Express, he said: “I enjoy every moment of my life, especially as the casting director of ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah’–the most successful comedy show in the Indian entertainment industry. Recently I completed casting for 500 episodes of this spectacular show.”

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“A casting director’s job is indeed very stressful. It’s very challenging too. In an ongoing hit show like ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah’, a casting director is often asked to identify a suitable actor available for the shoot at a very short notice,” he added.

To the young readers of Mitaan Express keen on becoming actors, Prithvirajsingh Raulji gave a golden advice: “Talent of an actor is far more important than his or her looks. Although good looking actors are admired in the industry, it’s his/her ability to act in front of the camera makes the difference. As a casting director, I carefully watch the confidence of an actor in his/her audition tape. Your acting is what is going to take you places, not your looks,” he added.

‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah’ is India's longest running sitcom serial. It is produced by Neela Tele Films. This show went on air on July 28, 2008.