Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashmah has entertained us and tickled our funny bones for over 12 years now. Characters like Jethalal, Daya ben, Bapuji and Tapu are iconic in their own way and people still binge the old episodes because of it’s evergreen content. But recently, the show is making headlines and not for the best reasons.
Just a day ago, there was news about Disha Vakani’s return to the show which is now questionable as a report by DesiMartini revealed that the distant possibility of her coming back to the show is non-existent.
The actors of the famous dramedy show are unwilling to return to shoot and imposed various conditions in order to resume shooting. In a report by DesiMartini, a source extremely close to the production revealed, “The main actors of the show are not willing to shoot. They are not willing to stay on the sets at all. They have earned a lot of money over the years and now they are not bothered. They have refused point-blank to stay on the sets and are not ready to cooperate.”
The source also unveils that the producer is looking to book a resort as asked by the actors in order to resume the shooting. Reportedly, he said to the same portal, “The actors want a resort booked, where they can stay while they shoot. And therefore, now the producer Asit Modi is looking to book a resort for the show. Some actors want to bring their cars to the shoot so that they can drive back but now we are still waiting to know whether that can be done or not.”
The source also stated that there is no surety on the resumption of shooting and nothing is clear in that respect.
Interacting with DesiMartini about Disha Vakani’s return to the show, the source revealed, “No one is sure about Disha coming back. We had put our foot down. Asit Modi keeps dwelling on bringing her back in meetings with us and is not quite encouraging about it. In fact, we had already shot a few auditions with women who exactly resembled Disha, there were two ladies who had auditioned for the role, one was a lady from Delhi who according to us was too good and resembled Disha completely and then there was actress Ami Trivedi who played the role of Kokila Parikh in the SAB TV show Papad Pol. Disha’s re-entry is not happening any time soon, that is for sure, because her husband has put forth a lot of conditions about her timings and everything else too and besides now, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic when the other actors of the show are unwilling to resume the shoots, the distant possibility of her coming back to the show is non-existent.