Vibhuti Sharma to Star as Dayaben in Place of Disha Vakani in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
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Vibhuti Sharma to Star as Dayaben in Place of Disha Vakani in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

Vibhuti Sharma, say reports, may have been finalised as the new Dayaben in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah in place of Disha Vakani

Following months of assumptions, speculations and conjectures, creators of a well-known show, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah may have discovered a replacement for Disha Vakani who is commonly known as Dayaben. Surfacing reports online guarantee that entertainer Vibhuti Sharma may have been settled as the new face for the job, according to a foreign media outlet. Another media report asserted that Vibhuti shot a demo scene for the show and producers have concluded that she is closest to the character. Vibhuti has worked in popular shows like Ram Kapoor- Sakshi Tanwar’s Bade Achche Lagte Hain.

Disha, who made an immense fan following with to her acting as Dayaben in the aforementioned TV series, won't return as the makers are allegedly not prepared to fulfill her demands. She went on a maternity leave in September 2017 and gave birth to a girl in November. It is pertinent to note that she has been a full-time mother from that point forward. Not long ago, reports suggested that Disha had requested a higher salary apart from a change in her working hours. Sources familiar with the matter relayed that she was requesting Rs 1.5 lakh per scene, instead of of Rs 1.25 lakhs per scene which she earned in the past.

Many attempts were made to get in touch with the show's producer Asit Modi but they went unanswered. Prior, discussing gossipy tidbits around Disha's exit, Asit had stated, “Replacements and leap jumps are common in the television industry, they keep happening. It is nothing new and in 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 wedded businessperson Mayur Pandya in 2015. Before Taarak Mehta K Ooltah Chashmah she had done minor roles in Devdas and Jodha Akbar.