Munmun Dutta, who plays the role of Babita Ji in the popular sitcom Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has finally had enough of the rumours about her quitting the show. She called these reports false and explained why she is absent from the sets.
In an interview with a leading daily, Munmun Dutta has clarified that she is not quitting the show. She also added that the reason why she is not present on the sets is because the track did not require her. “Over the past 2-3 days, few things were falsely reported, which had negative implications on my life. People are saying that I did not report on the sets of the show and it is totally untrue. The truth is that the track in the show did not require my presence. Therefore, I was not called for shooting. Production decides the scenes and the next track. I don’t decide that. I am just an individual who goes to work, does her job and comes back. So if I am not required in the scenes, I will obviously not shoot,” the actress said.
Munmun Dutta also said that if she plans to quit the sitcom, she will make an official announcement. “If I plan to quit the show, I will declare it myself because viewers are emotionally attached to my character and they deserve to know the truth than just speculate.”
Munmun’s clarification came days after the show’s production dismissed the reports of the quitting of Munmun from the show. “Munmun Dutta continues to remain part of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah as Babita ji. Any rumours about her quitting the show are baseless and incorrect.” Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s production house, Neela Film Productions Pvt Ltd owned by Asitt Kumar Modi had confirmed the news to ETimes.
Earlier this year, multiple FIR’s were registered against Munmun for allegedly using a derogatory term against a community in a viral video on social media. Back then the FIR was filed under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989. However the Actress apologised and wrote that she never intended to hurt or humiliate anyone in any way at all.