After months and months of speculations, it has been confirmed that Disha Vakani will no longer return as Daya Ben.
Disha Vakani, who essayed the role of Daya Ben in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (Sab TV) along with Dilip Joshi (Jethalal) went on maternity leave a year ago and ever since she has left her fans waiting for her to come back.
Earlier this year, reports claimed Disha had demanded a fee hike and change in her working hours for her to return. She is asking for Rs 1.5 lakh per episode, as opposed to her previous remuneration of Rs 1.25 lakhs per episode.
However, it's finally confirmed that Disha Vakani will not return to the show as Disha and the makers at Neela Telefilms could not come to an agreement. The production house has not agreed to the demands put forward by the actress. And, the makers of the show decided to go on a hunt for another actress.
Apparently, Ami Trivedi may fill in Disha's shoes, though she has always denied the same. "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. 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 Ka Ooltah Chashmah 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." stated Ami.
Disha married businessman Mayur Pandya in 2015. She went on maternity leave in September 2017 and welcomed a daughter in November 2017. She has been a full-time mother since then.