Javed Jaaferi has said that he would love to be part of the Takeshi’s Castle reboot. He used to do commentary for the Hindi-dubbed version of the Japanese game show, Takeshi’s Castle.
The show aired in Japan in the late 90s and in India on the Pogo Channel in 2005. The reality show featured several contestants performing fun but challenging physical tasks, and Jaaved’s commentary was an important part of the show.
Jaaved told ETimes, “I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hear people when they come to me and they say ‘thank you sir for being an integral part of our childhood and we thank you for giving us this entertainment.’ For me, it is so satisfying. I always thank God in my heart for blessing me with this that people are loving me for what I have done. So between these two shows- Takeshi’s and Boogie Woogie, I think there’s one whole generation, one and a half maybe, they’ve grown up with.”
He added, “So I would love to be a part of it if they approach me. I would love to.” Asked if any plans have been made about it, the actor said, “I don’t know. They haven’t approached me. But the whole internet is like full of comments like ‘yes Jaaved Jaaferi should do it,’ I said, ‘yeah man I mean thank you for voting for me.’ But that’s up to them, whoever in the channels are.”