Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Munmun Dutta aka Babita ji is planning to quit the show? Here’s what we know

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Actress Munmun Dutta became a household name thanks to her portrayal of Babita Iyer in the popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltha Chashmah (TMKOC). On the show, viewers love Babita’s camaraderie with Jethalal played by Dilip Joshi. However looks like, Munmun is apparently planning to quit the show. If a recent report is anything to go by, then the actress hasn’t reported on the sets of TMKOC since the last one month. Read on to know the details.

According to a report in SpotboyE, Munmun has been MIA on TMKOC sets since a month. Following her unavailability, the writers of the show have not written any episodes that might involve her. Talking about the probability of Munmun leaving the show, a source was quoted saying by the portal as, “Munmun has not reported to the sets ever since she got embroiled in the ‘Bhangi’ comment controversy. And there is a strong buzz that she may even decide to leave the show soon.”

Back in May this year,  Munmun in a viral video was heard using the castiest slur ‘bhangi’ which earned her flak from the netizens. Following which complaints were filed against the actress. Later she was booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 295(A) (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and section 3 of the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act.

Following the outrage caused by her words, Munmun had even issued an apology. “It was never said with the intent to insult, intimidate, humiliate or hurt anyone’s feelings. Because of my language barrier, I was genuinely misinformed about the meaning of the word,” a part of her statement read.

Coming back to TMKOC, the actress is yet to react to the rumours of her quitting the show. Until then, you guys stay tuned to Bollywood Bubble.

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