New Delhi: Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, one of the most loved sitcoms of Indian television has been running successfully for over a decade. Fans love to watch the show and the lead character has managed to make a special place in their hearts. Needless to say why people are missing Dayaben on the show!
However, now the character looks like Dayaben is ready to make a comeback but without Disha Vakani, Who played the role with confidence for the longest time before taking a maternity break from the show five years ago. Speaking to Times of India, producer Asit Kumar Modi confirmed, “Dayaben, the character, is all set to make a comeback, but it is not Disha Vakani. Auditions are on for Disha’s replacement and soon as Dayaben. A new actress is on the way.” Disha took a break from the show 5 years ago. So, why did it take so long for manufacturers to bring in replacements? Asit said, “The reason why it took us so long to replace Disha is because after marriage, Disha worked for some time. After that she took a break and had a baby and to raise her child. The break continued. He never quit. Show. Humko Umeed Thi’s Disha would come back. But then there was the pandemic. There were too many restrictions on shooting during that time. Even though we were taking all the necessary precautions, Disha said That she was scared to return to shooting.”
He further added, “We decided to wait for him as he has a long association with the show and has a good relationship with the entire team. We were always positive about his return. Even now, he hasn’t his papers. Because it’s not needed in her case. She’s like family. She recently had a second child and now she won’t be able to return to the show. Auditions are in full swing to find a new Dayaben and we Actors to finalize soon. Viewers will get to know more about the new character in the show. We will keep the audience updated.”
Disha Vakani took a maternity break from the show in 2018 after the birth of a baby girl. She got married to Mayur Pandya on November 24, 2015. Recently, they were blessed with a child.