Shailesh Lodha’s exit from the show left many shocked. Now, it’s been nearly three months since the audience has seen him on the screen except for his last segment in each episode. However, there is good news for the audience and fans. Recently, Asit Modi has confirmed that the character Taarak Mehta is all set to return to the screen.
In an interview with Aaj Tak, the maker of the show, Asit Modi, confirmed that actor Sachin Shroff has replaced Shailesh Lodha in the show. Giving the latest update, Modi asserted, “Sachin has also started shooting. With Shailesh, we had tried a lot to find a middle ground but he left the show. Now, because of this, viewers can’t be kept waiting. I had to bring someone on the show for them. I wish to God that even Sachin receives the same love from the audience”.
Concluding the same, the TMKOC producer added, “it is a journey of 15 years, it is obvious that ups and downs will keep on coming. After all, the audience is our priority. I don’t want to disappoint them. We have a team of good writers and direction, so hopefully, people will accept Sachin in the role of Taarak Mehta.”
For the unversed, actor-writer Shailesh Lodha quit the long-running slice-of-life sitcom in June 2022. However, neither the actor nor the producer has given any statement regarding Lodha’s exit from the show.