Explore the shocking incident from 13 years ago when Munmun Dutta’s ‘touch-me-not’ attitude left co-actors stunned and led to the absence of ‘Iyer-Babita’ romantic scenes in ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.’
It was almost 13 years ago when Munmun Dutta, renowned for her role as Babita Iyer in the popular sitcom “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah,” found herself embroiled in controversy due to her alleged aversion to physical contact with certain co-actors. Her ‘touch-me-not’ attitude had created ripples within the show’s unit, leading to her being excluded from a few episodes.
Tiff Between Munmun Dutta and Tanuj Mahashabde
Sources from the set revealed that Munmun was a pleasant person but had a strong discomfort with being touched, especially by her co-star, Tanuj Mahashabde. She had previously expressed her discontent with playing the role of a wife to a dark-skinned man. This discontent seemingly led her to maintain a significant distance from Tanuj. Also Read: Riteish Deshmukh Clarifies Rumors Surrounding Genelia’s Pregnancy: I wouldn’t mind having 2-3 more kids
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Holi Episode Controversy
As per report online, The incident that escalated the situation occurred during the shooting of a Holi sequence. Munmun Dutta reportedly made an issue after being touched by Baka (played by Kanti Joshi), even going so far as to shout in protest. She exclaimed, “Sheeeeee, I don’t want him to touch me. How can anyone be allowed to touch me?”
This outburst shocked everyone on set, prompting director Dharmesh Mehta to intervene. He reprimanded Munmun for her behavior, and rumors swirled that she was deliberately kept out of a few episodes as a lesson.
In retrospect, this incident remains a part of Moonmoon Dutta’s past, and while it may have stirred controversy at the time, it serves as a reminder that the lives of celebrities are not without their share of challenges and misunderstandings. Today, we look back on this incident with empathy and hope for the quick recovery of Mr. Dutta, Moonmoon’s father. Also Read: Bharti Singh Opens Up About Challenges in Entertainment Industry Post-Pandemic
Meanwhile, just a few years back, Munmun caught herself in a contriversy, when she used word ‘Bhangi’ in a demeaning way in on of her youtube videos. FIRs were filed against the actress and she was even asked to publish an open apology, which she did, considering the outrage.