Disha Vakani has been absent from the show since her break in 2017.
Last Updated: 02.43 AM, Jun 19, 2022
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah has been a staple of television shows in India, having run for a record 14 years. Actor Dilip Joshi, who plays the show’s lead Jethalal, has now commented on his co-star Disha Vakani, calling her a “great ariste”.
As reported by The Indian Express, Joshi said that Daya (Disha) was supposed to return and joked that she made a fool of them again. He added that they got to work together for almost 10 years and that their chemistry was perfect from day one, having done some great episodes together which can be seen in the previous episodes.
Calling Disha Vakani a great artiste, he said, ““In comedy, she had that uninhibited approach that female artistes rarely have. She was wonderful. She was fun to watch not just as a fellow actor, but also as an audience.”
Vekani played Daya Jethalal Gada, Jethalal's wife in the show and went on maternity break back in 2017, but never returned to the show. The show’s writers explained the character’s prolonged absence by stating that she was on a pilgrimage with her mother.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah also holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-running daily sitcom on television by episode count. The show is produced and created by Asit Kumarr Modi.
Joshi, Raj Anadkat, Amit Bhatt, Sunayana Fozdar, Munmun Dutta, Mandar Chandwadkar and Sonalika Joshi are some of the show’s cast. Some of the big names of Hindi cinema have also made celebrity cameos in the fan-favourite television show over the years.
The show, which is close to clocking in 3500 episodes, started airing on Sony SAB. Episodes of the show is also available to stream on Sony LIV.