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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah fame Jennifer Mistry confirms Disha Vakhani will not be returning as Dayaben - Here's what she said

Jennifer Mistry also shared her opinion on the 'Boycott TMKOC' trend and said how it will affect many jobs. 

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah fame Jennifer Mistry confirms Disha Vakhani will not be returning as Dayaben - Here's what she said
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Last Updated: 05.19 PM, Dec 07, 2023


Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is one of the longest-running sitcoms of all time. Currently, the makers of the show are facing criticism, as the sitcom has become embroiled in a string of controversies. Several artists have left the show, and there are accusations that the makers have been misleading the audience with promises of bringing back Daya's character. This has led to fans starting a 'boycott TMKOC' trend.

Amidst all of this, Jennifer Mistry, in an interview with ETimes, claimed that Disha Vakani would not return to the show. In the interview, she revealed that in the beginning, the makers used to deceive the actors on set as well, leaving them unaware of the end of the track.

Jennifer shared, “When I was doing Taarak Mehta that time also this track of Daya’s comeback was introduced a couple of times. At that time, we used to be clueless, just like the audience about Daya's return. And like the audience, even we used to get disappointed why they are doing this storyline. It is like fooling the people and playing with their sentiments. I don’t know what happened this time. Maybe they had finalised Daya and something did not work out.”

She went on to continue, “I am very sure Disha Vakani is not going to return to the show. Daya Ben can obviously return when the makers finalise someone.” She also added, “I feel the makers should learn from this incident and they should not repeat this gimmick. They should not play with the sentiments of the people. If Daya is genuinely coming back, they should have such a track.”

After the 'Boycott TMKOC' trended on social media, Jennifer shared that shutting down the sitcom is not a solution and the show must go on. “This #boycottTMKOC is not right because the show is running the homes of 200 unit members. People who are working there and their families will suffer if the show shuts down. People are attached to the show and they want to watch it at 8:30. It has become like a morning team. There are ardent fans who will continue watching it. There shouldn’t be such boycott trends and the show must go on as Raj Kapoor sir has mentioned,” she concluded. 


Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah airs on Sony SAB from Monday to Friday at 8:30 pm.

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