Ever since Disha Vakani aka Dayaben of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah went on a maternity break, fans have been eagerly waiting for her to make a comeback. After waiting for almost one and a half years, the makers finally decided to move on and look out for a suitable replacement.
Soon, social media started buzzing about actress Ami Trivedi being approached for Dayaben’s role. However, when Ami Trivedi was approached on the news recently by The Times of India, she denied the news. Ami Trivedi said, “No, I have not been approached, but my friends have been telling me that I should take up the role and would suit the character. I have not been offered the role, nor the makers have tried to reach me out.”She added, “It is a huge responsibility and would be difficult for any artist to fill into the big boots of Disha Vakani. I am sure any actor who replaces her would have to face bricks and stones at the beginning because Disha has been associated with Taarak Mehta… for 10 long years and the audience love her. I can’t comment on your question till the time I am approached the show. Once the makers offer me the role, I will be in a better position to talk.”Ami is best known for her roles of Kittu in Kituu Sab Janti Hai (2005–06) and Kokila in Papad Pol (2010–11). She has also featured in popular shows like Khichdi, Kumkum- Ek Pyra Sa Bandhan and Chidiya Ghar. She is also a popular name in the theatre community in Gujarat. He said, “There are women who take maternity breaks and then resume work. We have given Disha leave and now we cannot wait more so will have to start looking for a new Dayaben. We will have to replace her, for the audience who have waiting for Daya’s return. And as it’s said, the show must go on.”