Reports about Disha Vakani’s return to television as Dayaben on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma have been doing the rounds for quite some time now. The producer of the show, Asit Modi, has already made it quite clear that he is in no mood to wait around forever. In conversation, he confirmed that they have already started looking for a replacement and a new Dayaben for the show. He said, “I will have to start looking for a new Dayaben. No one is bigger than the show. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah will go on with a new face, because the family is incomplete without Dayaben.”
He adds, “So many working women in the country get pregnant, go on a maternity break, have babies and resume their jobs. Today, women continue to work even after having babies. We have given Disha leave, but we cannot wait forever. Having said that, replacing an actress is not an overnight process. The track has to be planned months in advance. Right now, we have started the initial process of auditioning for the character. We are still not sure what will happen in the future, but I would like to reiterate that the show must go on.”
He had earlier said in an interview, “We have been very cooperative from the beginning. Since her daughter’s birth, we have been waiting patiently, giving her space as a new mother. But eventually, a show has to go on.” Well, looks like all TMKOC fans need to be prepared for an all new Dayaben on the show. It was Disha’s portrayal of Dayaben that was one of the highlights of the show and she will definitely be missed on the show. We wonder how this will affect the ratings of the show. Stay tuned with us for more updates.