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Last Updated: 10.17 AM, Jun 19, 2022
It was a sad day for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah(TMKOC) fans when Disha Vakani aka Dayaben exited the show when she took a break from acting. Vakani had shared the screen with Dilip Joshi aka Jethalal for almost a decade on the show. The latter recently opened up about how much he missed sharing the screen with his co-star.
In conversation with TOI, Joshi had nothing but good things to say of Vakani, calling her ‘wonderful’ and a ‘bindaas actress’. The actor talked about how he enjoyed watching their scenes together, and how much he personally missed Vakani. “We have shot some of the most beautiful scenes in the last 10 years and had a great time”, he said.
Regarding Vakani’s return to the screen, Joshi said that Vakani was a very private person and he had not talked to her since she left the show. He spoke of how he respected her decision to put her family first. But Joshi also did not rule out the possibility of her return saying that one should ‘never say never’.
Joshi opened up about his equation with Vakani on the show, where they played husband and wife. He said that he wanted to make sure that their onscreen relationship does not ‘go beyond’ a certain limit. The actor talked about how there was a thin line beyond which the performance would seem ‘vulgar’, but the duo never crossed that line. The actor recalled how one of the ‘biggest compliments’ he received was when a few women of his grandmother’s age approached him in Gujarat and told him how much they enjoyed watching him and Vakani on screen. He said that the incident made him believe that the show was moving in the right direction.