New Delhi: Disha Vakani gained massive popularity with her role as Dayaben in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Disha has become a household name and is one of the sitcom’s most popular characters. Even as its been several years since she left the show, fans are still hoping for her comeback as Dayaben. Though Disha Vakani is away from the social limelight, a report about her suffering from throat cancer has been doing the rounds.
Malav Rajda, the director of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, has aggressively objected to these accusations, calling them ‘baseless.’ He posted a screenshot of a news page that featured Disha Vakani. He captioned the post, “Like jethalal says….NONSENSE…News reporting is such a responsible job…it really amazes Me how at times it’s so irresponsibly done…yaar such big news atleast cross check once…it can affect so many ppl and WHY WHY WHY to print any news till you are sure about it…so to all her fans this is completely FALSE (sic)”
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s producer Asit Modi also misses Disha Vakani and at a recent press meet, he said, “Daya bhabhi is a character audience is unable to forget. People feel its absence. Disha Vakani, I respect her…covid ke time I waited, I’m waiting even today and pray to God for her to return. But she has a family and has her responsibilities towards them. Like audience, I am also waiting.”