Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltha Chashmah is one of the longest-running sitcoms on Indian Television. The show established many aspiring actors in the television industry. Actress Munmun Dutta is one of them who became a household name after playing the role of Babita Iyer.
Munmun absence from the show is linked to the slur controversy that occurred in May. For the unversed, the actress had used the casteist slur ‘Bhangi’ in one of her videos on YouTube. Following which complaints were filed against the actress. Later she was booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 295(A) (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and section 3 of the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act.
After the outrage, Munmun Dutta even issued an apology. “It was never said with the intent to insult, intimidate, humiliate or hurt anyone’s feelings. Because of my language barrier, I was genuinely misinformed about the meaning of the word,” a part of her statement read.
While the speculations of Munmun Dutta’s absence from the show is disheartening for many fans, it is also worth pointing out that the actress is yet to confirm her exit from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Until then, you guys stay tuned to Koimoi.