TMKOC makers react to Neha Mehta aka Anjali Bhabhi’s non-payment claims

Several days prior, actress Neha Mehta, who portrayed  Anjali Mehta on the TV show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah for 12 years, claimed that the producers are yet to clear pending dues for 6 months. Neha quit the show in 2020.

Presently, the makers of TMKOC, Neela Films Productions, have said in an official affirmation that they attempted to reach out to the actress “multiple times to complete the formalities”, however, she has been “reluctant to sign the exit documents..”

The affirmation from Neela Film Productions Private Limited reads: “We consider our artist as our family. We have contacted Neha Mehta mulitple times to complete the formalities with us. Unfortunately, she has been reluctant to sign the exit documents without which we cannot do a full and final settlement as per company policy. She also stopped responding to all our communication from past 2 years and she left the show without meeting us. We wish she would have replied to our emails instead of making false accusations about the makers that have given her 12 years of fame and career. We reserve our rights for appropriate action.”

Recently, Neha shared that she doesn’t like complaining publicly, however considering that it’s her hard-earned money that is on the line, she hopes the makers would clear her dues.“I live a very dignified life and don’t believe in complaining about anything. I acted in Taarak Mehta as Anjali for 12 years before quitting in 2020. The last six months’ money is pending. After I quit the show, I called them a few times regarding my pending dues. I don’t like complaining… hopefully, there will be a solution soon and I will get my hard-earned money,” she told Bombay Times.