Not Disha Vakani but Rakhi Vijan to play Dayaben in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah?

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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, the sitcom that has garnered a massive fan base over the years is missing its Dayaben for quite some time now. Fans of the show are eagerly waiting for the return of Disha Vakani, who essayed the character of Dayaben on the show. On several occasions, after Dayaben’s long break from the show, there were speculations that the actress will not return to TMKOC. However, the recent promo of TMKOC suggested otherwise.

According to a new report, the makers of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah have shortlisted another actor to play the role of Dayaben. A report in The Free Press Journal stated that TMKOC producer Asit Kumarr Modi is all set to bring back Dayaben on the show, as suggested in the new promo. However, the source in the report mentioned that not Disha Vakani, but Hum Paanch fame Rakhi Vijan has been shortlisted to play the iconic character. As per the report, the source even stated that the makers could not confirm the comeback of Vakani.

As per the report, the source said, “Rakhi Vijan has been approached for essaying the role of Dayaben. Rakhi is one among the most talented actresses. She has a fine comic timing.


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A few days ago, the promo video was shared on Instagram. The video was captioned as, “Aa rahi hai Gokuldham mein khushiyon ki leher!
Dekhiye.” The clip featured Jethalal rejoicing over the news of Daya’s return. He even goes on to tell the members of Gokuldham.

Check out the promo of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah below:


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Meanwhile, speaking with ETimes, producer Asit Modi had confirmed the return of the iconic character on TMKOC. He had 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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For the unversed, Disha Vakani played the character of Dayaben in 2008, for the very first time. She rose to popularity for her antics on the show and her dialogue “Hey Maa, Maataji“. However, the actress took a maternity break in September 2017. Since then, she has not made an appearance on the show.

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