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Here Is Why Saumya Tandon Quit And Was Replaced By Nehha Pendse

Saumya Tandon who played Anita Bhabhi on Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain quit the show last year and was replaced by Nehha Pendse recently.
Published -22 Aug 2020, 10:20 ISTUpdated -31 Mar 2021, 18:48 IST
  • Tanya Malik
  • Editorial
  • Published -22 Aug 2020, 10:20 ISTUpdated -31 Mar 2021, 18:48 IST
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Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain is one of the most popular comedy-drama series on television at the moment. All the actors working on the show have managed to garner a huge fan following in the past few years.

This show that first aired in the year 2015 has now become our daily dose of laughter. It really hurts us all when a much-loved character of such a big show decides to quit. However, it is their personal decision and we can't do much about it. Last year, one popular character quit the show.

Saumya Tandon's Farewell

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Saumya Tandon, the actress who plays Anita Bhabhi on the show quit the show after 5 long years. Also known as Gori Mem on the show, had her farewell on the sets of the show with the entire cast and crew in the month of August 2020. Saumya Tandon shared a couple of videos from the sets of the show with her co-actors. 

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A post shared by Saumya Tandon (@saumyas_world_) onAug 21, 2020 at 12:04am PDT

She captioned her post, "End of a beautiful journey. The way we part shows how strong our relationship was. These are some moments to cherish all my life, my small note for every single person on the unit. My dearest @iaasifsheikhofficial . My friends @rohitashvgour @yogesh.tripathi78 @vaibhav.mathur.teeka @deepeshbhan @saleem_zaidi @saanandverma (missed you on the last day). 5 lovely years of #bhabhijigharparhai with @andtvofficial @zeetv and thanks to my producers Mrs Benaifer Kohli and Sanjay Ji . The video work is from @raajjchatterjii and Ganesh."

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Why Did She Quit The Show?

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Even before she announced her exit, a lot of news around Saumya Tandon leaving the show started floating around. However, there was no confirmation on the same. She confirmed it on her last working day and shared that she has not renewed her contract any further. There were also rumours that Saumya has decided to quit the show due to pay cuts or COVID-scare, however, she cleared that as well in an interview and said that it is a decision taken by an artist. Saumya Tandon also shared that she worked till the last stage of her pregnancy and was back in just 4 months after her delivery. Saumya believes that this move was important for her as an actor. 

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In an interview with Indianexpress, Saumya Tandon said,  “I have had a beautiful journey of five years with the show. I have formed some amazing friendship on the set. But as an actor, you want to explore different things. I also believe there is a time for everything, and this was my time with Bhabiji. There is so much content being made, and I want to see myself attempt something different. I am a thinking actor and do not feel the need to be seen on television every day.”

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Saumya Tandon's Journey On Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain

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Saumya has been a part of the show ever since it began. She shared that the show has contributed to her growth and she had a beautiful journey. In the interview, she further cleared that she played the character for 5 years and doesn't see herself doing it for another 5 years. 

Talking about her future plans in an interview with TOI, Saumya Tandon shared that she wants to be a part of well-written stories. 

Entry Of The New Anita Bhabhi, Neha Pendse

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A post shared by Nehha Pendse (@nehhapendse)

Neha Pendse shared the post on her Instagram and captioned it, "Kyunki bhabhiji ab ghar par hai ❤️ Thank u @binaiferkohli for considering me @hashpot1 and @janabshankybali and manoj ji for being my constant support and @andtvofficial for the warmest welcome ever .. Am all set to have fun on this roller coaster ride ❤️." Former actor of the show, Shilpa Shinde took to her Instagram handle and was all praises for Neha Pendse. She shared the teaser on her Insta handle and wrote, "Sometimes I used to watch BGPH for Bharbuti ji @iaasifsheikhofficial and Saxena ji @saanandverma & Neha, ab tumhare liye ye show definitely dekhna padega as you are really a good actress...There are very few actresses having beauty and talent & u are one of them @nehhapendse."

Neha Pendse is quite excited for the new project but also has a sincere request to the viewers of the show. In an interview, she shared, "I would like to request the audience that they should not draw comparisons between Saumya and me. They should give me the opportunity and time with open hearts to get into the character. We are trying to make a seamless transition in the show, so we expect audience cooperation. I would urge them to be kind towards us."
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A post shared by Nehha Pendse (@nehhapendse)

The entire cast is really happy to have Neha Pendse working with them as the new Anita Bhabhi. Aasif Sheikh who plays Anita Bhabhi's husband on the show in an interview said that they knew Neha Pendse was the one as soon as they shot with her. He further shared that she is confident and has a good understanding of comedy. Rohitash Gaud, who plays Tiwari Ji on the show also in an interview shared that he is happy that now Neha Pendse will play the role of Anita Bhabhi on the show. 
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A post shared by Nehha Pendse (@nehhapendse)


Are you missing Saumya Tandon on the show or enjoying watching Nehha Pendse as the new bhabhiji? What are your thoughts on Nehha Pendse playing the new bhabhiji on the show? Share your thoughts with us! For more stories around television celebrities, stay tuned!


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