Disha Vakani will not return to Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah; new Dayaben’s entry soon

Being perhaps the most iconic characters of Indian TV, Disha Vakani has ruled the audience’s hearts for quite a long time with her role as Dayaben in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. With her recent disappearance from the show, fans are anxiously anticipating for her return. While fortunately Daya will be back soon, the miserable news is that Disha wouldn’t be a part of the show anymore. In a recent chat with ETimes, producer Asit Modi has affirmed the news.

In his statement, Asit Modi was cited saying, “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.”

He proceeded to talk about Vakani’s sabbatical from the show adding that Disha had taken her first break from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah safter having her first child as she needed to get some much-needed rest to raise the baby. After the pandemic hit and with shooting restrictions, he explained that it was hard for them shoot and Disha was afraid to keep shooting with a newborn child at home. Then after having her second child, Modi added that it was hard for her to work for TMKOC.

Nonetheless, he referenced that they kept on hoping that Disha would return. Simultaneously, he likewise maintained that they parted ways quite amicably and that she will always be family.“We were always positive about her return. Even now, she has not put in her papers as it’s 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. We will keep the viewers updated,” he concluded.