Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Munmun Dutta got trolled after rumours of her dating co-star Raj Anadkat went viral on social media. On Sunday, Munmun, who is popular for playing Babita in the series, and Raj, who plays Tappu on the show, ended their silence on the matter in two strong Instagram posts. Addressing their viewers, the actors said they had “far better expectations.”
Munmum 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 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 you concern. 13 years of entertaining people and it didn’t take 13 minutes for anyone of you to RIP MY DIGINITY APART.”
She added, “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 calling myself a daughter of India.”
In the second note, she said that no one has given the media, the right to post “imaginary” and “made up” articles in people’s name about their private life without their consent.
Soon after Munmun’s post, Raj Anadkat also took to his Instagram account and reacted on the rumour. He wrote, “To everyone, who has been constantly writing about me, THINK of the repercussion 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.”
Earlier this year, Munmun was mired in controversy. The actor had allegedly used a derogatory term against a community in one of her videos, which received flak from her followers. She even faced a legal case against her. Later, there were also strong rumours that Munmun has quit Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah but in an interview with E-Times, the actor opened up and said, “If I plan to quit the show, I will declare it myself because viewers are emotionally attached to my character and they deserve to know the truth than just speculate.”