Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Dilip Joshi admits he misses Daya aka Disha Vakani; reacts to Shailesh Lodha’s exit
Actor Dilip Joshi, who plays the role of Jethalal in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, shared how difficult it gets when a co-star who you have good rhythm with leaves the show.
When a television show is loved by the audiences as much as Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is, it truly hurts when a character decides to bid adieu to it after years of forming a connection with fans. So it was obviously heartbreaking when Disha Vakani, who won us over as Daya Ben, took a maternity break five years ago and never returned to the screen. There were rumors that she may play the role of Daya once again, but they were waved off when the actress welcomed her second child last month.
In a recent chat with ETimes, Disha’s on-screen husband Jethalal aka Dilip Joshi shared that just like fans, he also misses Daya. He was quoted saying, “Yes, I miss Disha ji, we have worked together for 10 years. Hamari tuning and chemistry day one se jam gayi thi and we had a great time working together. We have shot some of the most beautiful scenes in the last 10 years and had a great time. Of course, Disha ji is a number one artist when it comes to comedy. She has an inhibited approach while doing comedy and it is very rare in female artists.”
He further shared that she is a ‘bindaas’ actress, who he always enjoyed watching on-screen. Dilip added, “Yes, personally I also miss Disha ji very much. Ek scene karne ka mazaa joh ek co-actor ke saath aata hai that I definitely miss it.” Jetha also opened up about Shailesh Lodha’s sudden exit from the show. The actor, who played the role of Taarak Mehta, was the narrator as well as Jethalal’s best friend on the show. Dilip stated that change is inevitable and it does get difficult for the team when someone leaves the show. However, he believes in never saying never, as he feels Shailesh could return.
Currently, the makers are looking for an actress to step into Daya Ben’s shoes as they plan to bring the character back.