Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is one of the longest-running comedy shows on television. The show is popular across people of different age groups. The show first aired in 2008 and now even after 12 years, the show holds a special place in the hearts of the audience. In fact, during the lockdown phase, the reruns of the show garnered a huge fan following across the country.
Over the years, several actors have quit and have been replaced, especially members of the famous Tapu gang. Tapu himself has been replaced by a new face. The character of Sonu Bhide, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bhide has been played by three young actresses till date.
It was only a few months ago that actress Nidhi Bhanushali quit the show and was replaced by Palak Sidhwani. In a recent interview with an entertainment portal, Palak opened up about replacing Nidhi and how the audience reacted to her playing Sonu.
Talking about the disadvantages of playing a character that has been previously essayed by someone else, Palak said that it is not completely a disadvantage but it is to some extent. She said that the viewer’s expectation is higher with a new actor. She said that the previous actor has set a bar for the character and the audience expects the new one to live up to it.
Palak further said that there are always comparisons drawn between the actors. She said that the audience has the right to give their feedback because they are investing their time and emotions on the show. Palak said that she has been trying her best to meet the audience expectation and feels that she has been successful to some extent.