Reports of Munmun Dutta and Raj Anadkat, aka actors playing Babita and Tapu respectively on television show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, dating have surfaced, prompting an influx of memes and speculation from their massive fanbase. This alleged confirmation comes following rumours that already existed of the two sharing a romance.
As per a report by ETimes, a source said the couple’s “love story is old” and their families, as well as the show’s cast members, are in the know about it. Dutta and Anadkat have a nine-year age difference between them.
“Nobody teases them; they don’t try to steal moments with each other,” the source added. The report mentioned neither Dutta nor Anadkat responded to messages from the publication.
Rumours of the two dating have given way to a flood of chatter on social media, with ‘Jethalal’ trending on Twitter. Jethalal, played by Dilip Joshi, is smitten by Dutta’s character Babita ji on Taarak Mehta, with the plot of their relationship serving as one of the most consistent and popular tracks on the 13-year-old sitcom.
Anadkat, who joined the show in 2017 after Bhavya Gandhi’s exit, plays Tapu, Jethalal’s son.
Jethalal Memes Abound After Reports Of Babita And Tapu Dating
Dutta and Anadkat’s friendly banter on each others’ social media posts is well-known among fans of the show. The two often left comments on photos, fanning buzz about their relationship.
Here’s how the internet is reacting to the alleged confirmation of Dutta and Anadkat’s romance:
— ᴀɴɪᴋᴇᴛ ꜱᴏɴɪ (@AniketSoni01) September 9, 2021
Everyone get's friendzoned while Jethalal getting father-in-law zoned. pic.twitter.com/zuQaWIcHkZ
— Yogi Yoda (@guy_with_hammer) September 9, 2021
— Vansh Kansal (@VanshKansalji) September 9, 2021
Dutta, who has played Babita on Taarak Mehta since it began in 2008, recently rejoined the show after a two-month absence, which followed a controversy the 33-year-old found herself in. In May, Dutta faced backlash and legal trouble after a video of her went viral using a casteist slur on camera. She had apologised citing a “language barrier.” All about the controversy here.