Actor and producer Asit Kumarr Modi has given a statement about the show. Frequent change in the cast of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (TMKOC). In a video shared by a TMKOC fan account, Modi said that she wants the same old cast, but some people don’t want to go back.
He said in the video: “Dekhiye jaise maine pehle bhi kaha hai, mai sabko told me jod ke rakhna chahta hu. Lekin agar koi log ana hi nahi chahte, unka pet bhar gaya ho, unko lagta ho humne bohot kuch kar lia, aur kuch karna chahiye, humko sirf TMKOC tak simit nahi rehna, wo nahi samajhna chahte, mai fir bhi unko kehta hu ki bhai sochiye samajhiye (I want to work with everyone, bring them together. But if someone doesn’t want to come back, their wishes come true and they think they have achieved a lot, or if they don’t want to be limited to TMKOC… I still ask them to think and understand).”
He further added that the show will continue, saying, “Lekin agar nahi aayenge toh, jarur, show rukega nahi. Naye Taarak Mehta jarur ayenge, purane aayenge toh bhi hume khushi hongi, naye ayenge toh bhi khushi hogi. Mera ek hi lakhsya hai ki humare darshako ke upar smile bani rahe (The show will go on. A new Taarak Mehta may come. We will be happy if the old one comes back. Our goal is to have a smile on our audience’s face),” he added. .
Recently, actor Shailesh Lodha left the show and rumors still abound that he Raj Unadkat he has also left Taarak Mehta. Modi and the TMKOC team reportedly approached Lodha multiple times asking him to rejoin, to which the actor did not respond.
Speaking to Pinkvilla, Raj had said, “My fans, my audience, my supporters, they all know that I am very good at creating suspense. I am an expert in creating suspense. When the time is right, everyone will know.”
TMKOC is the longest-running sitcom on Indian television and recently celebrated 14 years of the show. For a long time, fans demanded the return of Disha Vakani, also known as Dayaben. Although Modi made promises about his return to the show, it was later confirmed that the actor had permanently resigned.