Disha Vakani, who played the role of Jhethalal’s wife (Dilip Joshi) ‘Dayaben’, left the program in 2017 for maternity leave, she then came around for a special episode in 2019 and hasn’t been back since. The fact that there was no official notice of her return made her admirers miss her persona even more.
On the 15th anniversary of Asit Kumar Modi’s sitcom, ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’, he made a surprise announcement about the comeback of viewers favorite Dayaben after 6 years and remarked, “In this journey of 15 years, a hearty congratulations to all of them. One such artist is whom we cannot forget. That artist is Daya Bhabhi aka Disha Vakani. She has entertained the fans and made us laugh all these years. Fans have been waiting for her to come back and I promise you all that Disha Vakani will soon be back to Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.”
Indian families have always loved this show, and it has never let down its viewers by providing them with anything but laughter and entertainment. The program continued for its whole 15-year run, even though a large number of the performers moved on and were replaced by new ones who quickly won our hearts.
On the show’s 15th anniversary, actor Dilip Joshi, aka Jethalal Champaklal Gada, stated “Our producer, Asit Kumarr Modi saw this dream of creating a show inspired by Tarak bhai Mehta’s column ‘Duniya na undha chashma’, on July 28, 2008, the first episode was telecast and today even after 15 years it is running successfully. It has been his hard work and persistence to keep this show running that also motivates us to give our 100% too.”