Nearly six months after being ousted from the TV show taarak mehta ka ulta chashmaShailesh Lodha’s dues are yet to be cleared, we have come to know. The actor, who was a part of the show for 14 years, left abruptly in April 2022. Says a source, Shailesh’s salary for more than a year has not been approved by the makers of the show. This is approximately a six digit amount. He has been waiting patiently for almost a year for the makers to clear his dues. But producer Asit Kumar Modi is not paying any heed.”
Sources say Lodha left the show because of a spat with the showrunner: “He felt insulted and left the show without any intimation. Since then Shailesh has maintained a dignified silence.
Another source from the set shared, “This is not the first time that someone’s check has been delayed. Neha (Actress Neha K Mehta, who played Anjali in the show) Rs 30-40 lakh is yet to be cleared by the producer. Even Raj Anadkat (actor), who played the role of Tappu, had to face similar problems.”
When we reached out to Lodha, he remarked sarcastically and said, “Tell me something new.” The actor said, “I am traveling for my poetry shows. I’ll talk to you when I come back.
We tried contacting Modi but did not get revert till the time of writing.