The makers of popular TV show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has been looking out for the replacement of Disha Vakani as Dayaben. However, seems like they will have to make some more changes to the present cast of the show. Turns out Hollywood star Kal Penn has expressed his wish to work on the hit comedy show and producer Asit Modi is trying to fulfil the same.
Kal took to Twitter to share a video in which he was seen performing the character of a Gujarati man. This made a fan tell him that he should definitely be a part of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Kal tagged the official handle of the show and replied to the user by saying working on Taarak Mehta… has been one of his legit goals. This conversation didn’t go unnoticed by producer Asit Modi and he immediately expressed his excitement over the opportunity of working with the Harold & Kumar actor. He wrote in his tweet: “Kalpen bhai! Great to hear from you, I already have an empty flat beside Jethalal’s in Gokuldham so you’re always welcome.” (sic) Check this out:
Later, while speaking to Mid-Day in an interview, Asit revealed that he directly messaged Kal on Twitter and requested for his phone number so that they can connect. The producer added that the entire team would be extremely happy to work with such a talented actor and he is looking forward to something to work out soon. He was quoted by the daily saying, “I will be happy to have him on board, even if it’s for a few episodes. I have asked him to DM (direct message) his contact number to me. I will take it forward from there.”
Meanwhile, in his previous interaction with the media, Asit Kumar Modi revealed that the team has already started auditioning actors for the role of Dayaben as the show can’t keep waiting for Disha to come back.