Fans were all excited when several reports indicated the return of popular character Diabene from the TV comedy Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma. Disha Vakani who played Daya was on maternity leave in 2017. However, the actress has not since. Dayaben from the show and this somewhat affected the TRPs from the show. However, its makers manage to do it well.
According to a report in ETimes, the show’s producer, Asit Kumarr Modi previously confirmed that Daya will be returning to the show. However, he also confirmed that Disha Vakani will not return as Daya Ben. This news left fans in shock as everyone loved Disha. Asit Kumarr Modi has also revealed that the search for a new Daya Bin has begun.
Amid all the speculation about who will replace Vakani in the popular comedy show airing on Sony SABB TV, a new name has emerged – actress Rakhi Vijan. It was reported that the Hum Paanch actress was completed to play Daya ben on the show. However, the production plant remained silent about the development and even Rakhi did not react to it.
Now, Rakhi has opened up about her entry as Daya in the Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. She has finally revealed whether or not she will play Daya. The actress took to Instagram and confirmed that she would not be doing the show. She shared her merged photo with Disha’s photo and made it clear that her makers didn’t come close to her.
Rakhi wrote, “Hello everyone.. this news is a rumor.. it shocked me.. neither the producers nor the channel approached me.” Check out her post here:
Rakhi is an amazing actress with great comedic timing. She has participated in shows like Rakhi Dekh Bhai Dekh and Banegi Apni Baat as well as the popular reality show Bigg Boss. She has also acted in Golmaal Returns movie too.
Recently, during an interaction with ETimes, Dilip Joshi paid tribute to Disha Vakani. He said she was a wonderful actress and Bendas had enjoyed working with her. Dilip also mentioned that he misses her and watches old episodes remembering the time they picked up the show together. He shared, “Kabhi Kabhi main bhi purane clips dekhta hoon aur sochta hoon arre ye scene kab kiya tha. I’ve done many scenes with her in the past 10 years. I also enjoy watching those scenes. Yes, I personally miss Disha Ji a lot. Ek Karni ka Maza Jo Ek co-actor Ki Sath Aata Hai that I definitely miss her.”