Every single one of us has grown up with Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah playing on TV in the background at our homes while we play, and there must hardly be any one of us who hasn’t at least once quoted Jethalal at school. Many long-time actors have been quitting the show in recent times and, we admit, it’s quite sad to watch them go.
Neha Mehta Leaves The Show
Neha Mehta, who played the role of Taarak Mehta’s wife, has quit the show after it completed twelve years of being on air in July 2020. Also called Anjali Bhabhi in the show, Neha Mehta has been a part of the show throughout its production of over 2900 episodes over the course of more than a decade. According to reports, she has gotten a new project in her hands and wants to move forward from the show to do something new. She has not done shooting of any episodes ever since the team reunited for new ones after a break owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sunayana Fozdar Takes Her Place
The Indian television actress, Sunayana Fozdar, who rose to fame after being part of shows like Zee TV’s Qubool Hai and Colors TV’s Belan Wali Bahu has replaced Neha Mehta to play the role of the protagonist’s wife. When asked about landing the role, Fozdar said, “It is an honour to be part of a TV serial that is loved so much not only in India but also globally. I am thankful to Neela Film Productions, especially Asit ji for having faith in me to play the role of Anjalee Mehta. The character of Taarak Mehta’s wife is integral to the show as is every other character. It was a challenge to fit into the character which has been so successful and popular for over 12 years, but the team has been extremely supportive. I will strive to maintain the character’s essence, as much a loving wife as she is conscious about health and dishing out healthy diets for Taarak.”
In addition to that, Gurucharan Singh who played the role of Roshan Singh Sodhi in the show also quit pertaining to various health issues of his father and was replaced by Balwinder Singh Suri.