Last month, the makers of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah began the hunt for a new Daya ben. Asit Kumarr Modi, the producer of the show, made it clear that they cannot wait for Disha Vakani anymore and will have to finally replace her. “We have given Disha leave and now we cannot wait more so will have to start looking for a new Dayaben. We will have to replace her, for the audience who have waiting for Daya’s return,” he had told Indian Express. Days after that, it was speculated that Ami Trivedi of Papad Pol fame was offered to play Daya Ben’s character in TMKOC.
However, when Times Of India got in touch with Ami, she denied being offered the role. “No, I have not been approached, but my friends have been telling me that I should take up the role and would suit the character. I have not been offered the role, nor the makers have tried to reach me out,” she said.
Moving on, when asked if she would ever take up the role if given an opportunity, the Chidiya Ghar star added, “It is a huge responsibility and would be difficult for any artist to fill into the big boots of Disha Vakani. I am sure any actor who replaces her would have to face bricks and stones at the beginning because Disha has been associated with Taarak Mehta… for 10 long years and the audience love her. I can’t comment on your question till the time I am approached the show. Once the makers offer me the role, I will be in a better position to talk.”
It will be interesting to know who will eventually step into the shoes ofDisha Vakani to play Daya ben. As for Disha, she was last seen in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, one and a half year ago. The actress didn’t return to the show after her maternity break. And the makers had to ultimately take a decision to find her replacement.
Meanwhile, let us know which actress would you like to see as the new Daya Ben.
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