Munmun Dutta to quit Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma? Several reports were doing round on Saturday suggesting that actor Munmun Dutta has decided to quit the popular show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltha Chashmah (TMKOC) . The actor has been a no show on the sets of the show, ever since she got into a controversy for allegedly using a casteist slur in a video posted on Twitter in April. While fans are wondering where she could be, sources claimed that the channel is waiting for things to cool down.
The production house behind the show have confirmed that Dutta is missing from the latest episodes to avoid the show from getting affected by the controversy surrounding the actor. The actor, who plays the role of Babita Iyer on the hit comedy serial, will continue to remain part of TMKOC. The showrunners further called any rumours about her quitting the show as “baseless and incorrect”. The reports also clarified the reason why Dutta was away from the screens, stating that there was no storyline that required featuring her, hence the actor was not a part of recent episodes. Since 2008, the actor has been playing the character of Babita consistantly on the show.
Earlier, speaking on the probability of the Bengali actor leaving the Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, a source had revealed to SpotboyE that she has not reported to the sets ever since she got embroiled in the casteist slur controversy. Dutta had shared a makeup tutorial video on social media, in which she was heard making objectionable remarks. The clip went viral on social media, provoking nationwide outrage against the actor.
Dutta had later issued a statement, apologising for her words which, according to her, were “misinterpreted” by the public. It was never said with the intent of insult, intimidate, humiliate or hurt anyone’s feelings, she said, after taking her video down.
— Munmun Dutta (@moonstar4u) May 10, 2021
Many social media users had also asked for legal action against the 33-year-old actor. In her statement responding to the backlash, Dutta said that she was misinformed about the casteist term because of the “language barrier” problem.