Recently, the internet was set ablaze with rumours that Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma(TMKOC) actors Raj Anadkat and Munmun Dutta who portray the characters of Tappu and Babita ji in the wildly popular show are in a relationship. According to the reports that surfaced earlier, the two actors, who have an age gap of 9 years, are in a relationship. After netizens started a meme fest on their alleged relationship, Anadkat took to his social media handle to slam the rumours.
Now, Raj has finally cleared the rumours and called them false. In a new text post, he wrote, “To everyone, who has been constantly writing about me, THINK of the repercussions that can happen in my life because of your ‘COOKED UP’ (false) stories and that too about my life without my consent. All the creative people out there please channelise your creativity somewhere else it will be helpful to you. May God bless them with good sense (sic).”
Earlier, Munmun Dutta had taken to the internet to answer the troll and media. In a now-deleted post, she had said that the rumours have taken a toll on her mental health. She said that she is ashamed as a daughter of India and she had better expectations from the public.
Munmun Dutta penned two notes, one each for the public and the media. In her post for the general public, she 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 didnn’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 (sic).”
To the media, Munmun Dutta wrote, “To the media and their zero credibility ‘journos’, who has given u the right to post ‘IMAGINARY’ ‘MADE UP’ articles in people’s name about their private life without their consent? R u liable to the damage that you cause to their lives with your reckless behaviour? You don’t stop at shoving your cameras on the face of a grieving woman who has just lost her love or lost her son, in a funeral, just for your trps. You can stoop to any level to create sensational articles/ headlines at the cost of someone’s dignity, but R U GOING TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR WRECKING HAVOC IN THEIR LIVES?? If No then, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF!! (sic).”
Prior to this, Munmum Dutta was at the centre of controversy for her casteist remark during her YouTube live. She had later taken to Instagram to issue an apology and said that she didn’t know the meaning of the remark.