Last week, rumours were rife that Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's Munmun Dutta, who plays the role of Babita, is in a relationship with her co-star Raj Anadkat a.k.a Tapu. A leading daily's report claimed that the actors are in a stable relationship and both the families are aware of their relationship. Munmun and Raj maintained silence over the matter. However, the actress has now issued a statement and strongly reacted to the rumour, but cryptically.
Addressing the public and netizens, Munmun said she has been entertaining the audience for 13 years but 'they didn't take 13 minutes to rip her dignity apart'. Taking a dig at them for age shaming her, Munmun wrote, "To the general public, I had far better expectations from you. But the FILTH that you have showered in the comment section, even from the so called 'LITERATE' ones proves how regressive a society we are. Women are constantly AGE SHAMED , SLUT SHAMED , MOM SHAMED , at the cost of YOUR humour. Whether YOUR humour drives someone to the edge of a mental breakdown or not, is NEVER your concern. 13 years of entertaining people and it didn't take 13 minutes for anyone of you to RIP MY DIGNITY APART . So next time someone is clinically depressed or driven to take their own lives, pause and think whether it was YOUR WORDS that drove that person to the edge or not. Today, I am ashamed of calling myself a DAUGHTER OF INDIA."
During the second lockdown, Munmun didn't shoot for the fresh episodes of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah in Daman. Rumours of her quitting the show surfaced. However, Munmun clarified that the episodes didn't require her presence hence she stayed out of it. She returned to Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah during the vaccination drive episodes.
Raj is yet to respond to such rumours.