Disha Vakani to no longer play Daya in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

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Published by Bhavya Shah on 09 Jun 2022

In what may come as a huge disappointment to the fans, actress Disha Vakani will no longer reprise her role as iconic character Daya from the popular comedy series, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. While speculations of Disha making a comeback were rife, producer Asit Modi confirmed that Disha wouldn’t be returning to the show. However, the character of Daya will soon return in the series.

In a chat with a news portal, Asit said that the iconic character will soon return and that auditions for Disha’s replacement are in full swing. “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 said. Disha recently had a second child and would like to focus on the baby.

As for Disha bidding farewell to the show, Asit said that it was done amicably and that she has been and shall continue to remain 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.

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