The Japanese game show Takeshi’s Castle received immense love from Indian audiences when it aired on television in the early 2000s. Back then, the show was dubbed in Hindi by Jaaved Jaaferi. For kids of the 90s, Jaaved Jaaferi’s show became a weekend staple. Now, according to reports, everything is ready to return in a new avatar.
Reportedly, Takeshi’s Castle is getting a reboot, which will be available on Amazon Prime Video in 2023. The report also suggests that it will be available in over 240 markets with a new name. The show will be titled ‘Fukkatsu! Fun! Takeshi-jo’, which translates to Return of Takeshi’s Castle, according to a DNA report.
In a conversation with indianexpress.com, Jaaved Jaaferi reacted to the news. Although he neither confirmed nor denied the information about the return of Takeshi’s Castle, he did say that he would like to be part of the reboot. “I want to be back and start over. I love this show. He has a great connection with people,” Jaaved said.
“Who won what, samajh hi nahi aaya aaj tak? They want me to do this show. There is a relationship with the show. I would love to do that.”
Recalling his favorite memory from the show, Jaaved said that whenever he meets people, they tell him about how they grew up watching Boogie Woogie or Takeshi’s Castle. “When I meet people, they thank me for bringing them this show. They tell me I’m part of their childhood, which to me is a big compliment. It’s a blessing to have been part of the childhood of so many people,” he concluded.
The original version of Takeshi’s Castle began airing on television in Japan in 1986. It ceased airing in 1990. However, it found popularity in other regions much later. Apart from India, Takeshi’s Castle has been released in countries such as Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Malaysia and others.