Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is one of the longest-running Indian sitcoms, and over the years, fans of TMKOC have started connecting with the show’s characters. Remember how heartbroken fans were when Disha Vakani aka Dayaben left the show? Years later, they are still waiting for her return. Now, you must have noticed that Munmun Dutta aka Babita ji has been missing from the show for many days. In case you have been wondering whether she has quit TMKOC too, we have an update for you!
Yes, it is true that Munmun Dutta hasn’t shot for the show recently. However, it isn’t because she has quit. Refuting rumours of her leaving the show, Munmun Dutta told a leading daily, “Over the past 2-3 days, few things were falsely reported, which had negative implications on my life. People are saying that I did not report on the sets of the show and it is totally untrue.”
Munmun Dutta, who has been a part of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah for the past 13 years, explained why she had been MIA. “The truth is that the track in the show did not require my presence. Therefore, I was not called for shooting. Production decides the scenes and the next track. I don’t decide that. I am just an individual who goes to work, does her job and comes back. So if I am not required in the scenes, I will obviously not shoot.” Reiterating that she hasn’t quit the show, Munmun Dutta said that if she were to leave, she would announce it herself.
Rumours of her quitting Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah surfaced a few days ago. It was being said that Munmun Dutta hadn’t reported to the sets ever since she got embroiled in a recent controversy.
For the unversed, one of Munmun Dutta’s videos had caused a stir on social media. The actress had unknowingly used a casteist slur, leaving netizens furious. She later issued an apology on Instagram and deleted the video.
Fans can now heave a sigh of relief! Munmun Dutta is still very much a part of TMKOC, and isn’t leaving the show anytime soon.
Featured Image: Munmun Dutta on Instagram