Disha Vakani who essays the role of Dayaben in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah on Sab TV has been missing since she took a maternity leave.
There have been loads of speculations about her come back, but we have yet to see her start shooting. However, if reports are to be believed, then Disha Vakani is said to be returning to the popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
Disha Vakani will make her much-awaited comeback on May 18, 2019, and has got in touch with the show's producer, Asit Kumarr Modi. Asit is currently on vacation in Italy and had previously said that they were looking for a replacement for Disha, and have been screen testing potential replacements.
Asit Modi had said in an earlier interview, "Replacements and leap jumps are common in the television industry, they keep happening. It is nothing new and in the past whenever replacements have taken place, new actors have got accepted by the audience. On TV, an actor is known for its character and not by his name. Yes, we have started looking out for options because if in future Disha does not want to return we will have to replace her. But I would also like to add that Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is a positive show so we will hope for a positive result."
Disha has seemingly confirmed her comeback by posting a picture of herself with Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah co-actor Neha Mehta. "Daya with Anjali," she captioned the photo.
Apparently, Disha had put up tough conditions for her return. Apart from stipulations regarding her working hours, she had also asked for a hike in wages; before she quit, she was reportedly bagging Rs 1.25 lakhs per episode. She has reportedly asked for Rs 1.50 lakh per episode.
All said and done, it would be great to have Disha back on the show and we hope that this news becomes a reality.