CONFIRMED! Disha Vakani aka Dayaben is NOT returning to Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

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Speculations were rife that Disha Vakani would return to the popular TV show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’. She has been missing from the show ever since she welcomed her first child. Recently, TMKOC’s new promo also hinted at her re-entry. Now, producer Asit Modi has put an end to all the rumours. He revealed that Disha Vakani is not returning to the show. Yes, you read that right!

Speaking to ETimes, he said, “Dayaben, the character, is all set to return but it’s not Disha Vakani. Auditions for Disha’s replacement are on and there will be a new actress coming in as Dayaben soon.

 

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When asked why it took the makers so long to bring Disha’s replacement, Asit said, “The reason why it took us so long to replace Disha is that after getting married, Disha did work for some time. She then took a break and had a Baby and continued her break to raise her child. She never quit the show. Humko umeed thi ki Disha will return. But then there the pandemic struck. There were too many restrictions on shooting during that time. Even though we were taking all the necessary precautions, Disha said she was scared to return to shooting.

He further added that the entire team shares a good relationship with her.

The producer went on to add, “We were always positive about her return. Even now, she has not put in her papers as its not required in her case. She is like family. She has had a second baby recently and now won’t be able to return to the show. The auditions are on in full swing to find a new Dayaben and we will finalize the actor soon. The audience will get to know more about the new character on the show.

 

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