Saumya Tandon who played the famous character of Anita bhabi in the sitcom Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! has quit the show. She was seen playing the character of Kareena Kapoor Khan’s sister Roop in the movie Jab We Met. There were rumors of her quitting the show when the shooting started after lockdown. But the rumors were baseless and she resumed shooting.
However, now after a month, Anita Mishra who is also known as Gori Mem in Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! bids adieu to the show after five years. Saumya Tandon said,
“It’s been a great journey with Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain, everything in life has a time and place. I have done this character for 5 years and I didn’t see myself doing it for many more years. So, I decided not to renew my contract and it was a pre-determined decision. Now, it is time for me to move on to newer challenges and take more risks. I have a great rapport with my producers. It has got nothing to do with money. I am going on a good note.” (sic)
When it was asked whether she is quitting the show due to coronavirus pandemic, Saumya told,
“Of course, I had my reservations of starting shoot early in June-July. I still do have reservations because I have a senior citizen at home. But, that is not the reason for me to quit.” (sic)
Talking about her character of Anita Bhabi, she added,
“My character Anita is the modern age television heroine, who has a soft heart but strong will. It is very nice to see this kind of heroines being written in Indian television because usually television heroines are very goody-two-shoes. I am glad that people gave so much love to it. I explored this genre of comedy where it is spontaneous and natural rather than making loud faces. I explored lot of things that I had not done earlier. My cup is all full and ready to take a next leap in life.” (sic)
About her next project, Saumya told,
“I am really going to choose and sign next project. I don’t have interest and desire to be seen on television every single day. My motto is to find next well written character, project. There are other good content and work happening on different platforms, so I am open to all of that.” (sic)
Today, she shared a video in her Twitter profile and wrote,
Thankyou for the beautiful journey of 5 years of #BhabhijiGharParHain with @AndTVOfficial and my second hit with @ZeeTV . Thanks @punitgoenka for these very successful 8 years.
Thankyou for the beautiful journey of 5 years of #BhabhijiGharParHain with @AndTVOfficial and my second hit with @ZeeTV . Thanks @punitgoenka for these very successful 8 years. pic.twitter.com/6nTWgzU9qS
— Saumya Tandon (@saumyatandon) August 21, 2020
Saumya Tandon will not be seen in Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! anymore. Bhabiji Ghar Par Nahin Hain! She was a strong character in the show and will be missed by the fans and audiences. All the best for the new projects Saumya Tandon.