Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's Palak Sidhwani on REPLACING Nidhi Bhanushali: Comparisons are still drawn

Palak Sidhwani, who plays the role of Sonu Bhide in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, recently opened up about replacing Nidhi Bhanushali on the show. Here's what she has to say.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's Palak Sidhwani on REPLACING Nidhi Bhanushali: Comparisons are still drawnTaarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's Palak Sidhwani on REPLACING Nidhi Bhanushali: Comparisons are still drawn
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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is one of the most loved shows on Indian Television. While many shows come and go within months owing to the competition, some stay in the longer run. And Sab TV's sitcom TMKOC falls in the latter category. It began its journey in 2008, and even after almost 12 years, the show holds a special place in the hearts of the audience. Fans love the characters, and the actors of the show also have carved a niche for themselves in Telly world now. 

However, owing to its long run, many actors have bid goodbye to the show for their own reasons. From Tapu to Dr. Haathi, actors have left the sitcom and have been replaced by new faces. And one of these is Sonu Bhide, her character has been played by three young actresses. However, some time ago the cute Nidhi Bhanushali, was known as Sonu. But, a few months back, Nidhi had to quit the show and Palak Sidhwani walked into her shoes. In a recent interview with a leading entertainment portal, Palak opened up about replacing Nidhi and how the audience's reaction to seeing her as the 'new Sonu.'  

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When questioned if she thinks playing a role that has already been essayed by someone is disadvantaged, Palak had a straight answer.  She said that it is not completely a disadvantage, but to some extent it is. It all happens because the viewer's expectation increases from the new one. After all, the previous actor has already set a bar for the character. There's consistent pressure on the new actor to perform well and live up to the expectations of the audiences. 

Talking about Sonu's role, Nidhi Bhanushali essayed the character for approximately seven years. She became the face of the character, and suddenly a new person takes her position. The viewers are obviously going to take time to gel in and accept the new actor, there's no instant acceptance

Palak added that there is always a comparison drawn between both the actors. While some might like Nidhi, some others may like her work. Nonetheless, the audience has the right to give their feedback because they are investing their time and emotions on the show. So, viewers have the right to keep expectations from their favourite characters. 

The beautiful young actress concluded, 'I’m trying my level best each day to meet to their expectations. I feel to some extent, I have been successful in doing the same.' What are your thoughts on the same? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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Anonymous 1 week ago

Ban sundar

Anonymous 5 months ago

Nidhi my all time favourite cute hope to c her again...

Anonymous 7 months ago

Anjali and new sonu are useless faces of TMKOC.

Anonymous 7 months ago

Yeah nidhi was the best and for tapu bhavya was the best I like both of them .........and also daya behen to come back

Anonymous 7 months ago

Anonymous We want that old Sonu Nidhi Bhanusali...and we want Dayaben as Disha Vakhani only please we are waiting to see her soon, without her we are not enjoying, because she acts very well and entertains in the serial ..

Anonymous 7 months ago

Nidhi was the Best. Also Dayaben should come back

Anonymous 7 months ago

Nidhi is best and she will be forever be in our hearts as sonu but new actress palak is trying her best to impress us so we should encourage her as well aftersometime like raj we would used to see her sonu in tmkoc

Anonymous 7 months ago

Good step

Anonymous 7 months ago

Palak sidhwani is overacting ki dukaan. Nidhi was best suited in the role.no match between Nidhi and palak. Palak is totally flop. We are missing Nidhi so much.

Anonymous 7 months ago

Nidhi perfect as Sonu Bhide..... A big no no to palak Another case of favoritism...... New Tapu brought new Sony......soon goli, googi and pinku may also change

Anonymous 7 months ago

Palak neither look good nor does palak's acting impresses. In fact, palak's acting is quite amature. Nidhi bhanushali's acting was superb and her looks were very cute. Any serial would not like to replace such good actors but it seems that Mr Asit Modi came under the pressure of new joiners and therefore, fulfilled their demand by casting Palak in Sony's role. Disappointing.

Anonymous 7 months ago

Nidhi was better than palak

Anonymous 7 months ago

Instead of nidhi ji if palak ji would be there and if nidhi ma'am had joint later we would like palak ma'am ,we like old one as we see them for longer time

Anonymous 7 months ago

The current actress is horrendous. She's just an eye candy which is a bloody shame. The show hasn't been the same since Disha Vakani left. I miss it.

Anonymous 7 months ago

I love Nidhi more than Palak. First I agree because she does a lot of overacting secondly she doesn't fit for this role as she doesn't look like a middle class girl

Anonymous 7 months ago

Guys we should encourage Palak as new Sonu. She is trying to do better than what she is doing now. We will not be able to accept her so quickly...we will need some time as we are used to see nidhi. Let's encourage her and not say that she is bad at acting. We should rather tell her as audience that you need to do a bit more better. And telling this to everyone please support and accept her as Sonu.

Anonymous 7 months ago

We would love to have encourage us if she came due to her hard work and not because she came as a package deal with other new joiners.

Anonymous 7 months ago

Nidhi is best in the sonu role as the comparison of palak.... Nidhi is always best in this role .I wish that nidhi could be back. palak does a over acting.I wish nidhi could come back in the show.

Anonymous 7 months ago

Nidhi is best in Sonu's role than palak.

Anonymous 7 months ago

First point is Makers of the show are least bothered about our views, they will do whatever they are pleased with. However i would mention, Definitely Nidhi was the best fit for Sonu's role. Palak's acting is terrible. Firstly she does'nt know to act and on top of that she does over-acting. Even she looks pathetic for the role of Sonu. Besides Sonu, Tapu's character was replaced. I like Raj better than Bhavya as Raj does better acting, looks good and is mature actor compared to Bhavya. Bhavya since he was a child actor and he portrayed since childhood, he did not want to grow up and did over acting and always would trouble Jethalal and would never give respect to his on screen father. Raj apart from troubling sometimes, more he gives respect and a portrays a more understanding person and more responsible person which Bhavya lacked in portraying. Bhavya had towards the end become snobbish. Raj is good and i wish that Nidhi could be back. But shame on Asit he will not respect the comments and still do whatever he wishes.

Anonymous 7 months ago

Palak is not at all fit forSonus role. Maybe she has acting skills...but a complete NO for the sweet Sonu.....it's spoiling the show actually...sorry to say but a fix needs to be done

Anonymous 7 months ago

Palak is not even looking good for the character nidhi is good as well the first one

Anonymous 7 months ago

Nidhi Bhanushali as Sonu has played the daughter of Bhide for 7 years. She is perfect for the role. Please get her back. Sorry Palak you are not able to perform to the expectations Where as Tapu is Ok What is about Dayaben

Anonymous 7 months ago

Nidhi as sonu is my all time favourite...no one takes her place....Nidhi is better than both jheel and palak.....in fact Nidhi Bhanushali is the best.

Anonymous 7 months ago

Very poor acting from Palak, even irritating

Anonymous 7 months ago

Nidhi and Bhavya will forever good...No one can take their place. But also I feel that Raj is doing his job quite better but Palak is not good at that. So my vote goes with no doubt Nidhi...❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous 7 months ago

Palak sidhwani acting is not even close to Nidhi

Anonymous 7 months ago

As Sonu Nidhi was best and As Tappu Raj is not bad, he also good actor. Afterall Raj dekhne me Bhavya Gandhi se bahoot jada sundar aur acting bhi Bhavya se achcha korte hai, Nidhi and Raj achcha jodi hota.

Anonymous 7 months ago

I like nidhi's acting .... she is best for sonu..... Whereas Palak can have another role in same show like someone's daughter (adopted... taarak mehta ) or new member of tapu sena. .....

Anonymous 7 months ago

Pair of Nidhi Bhanusali and Bhavya Gandhi is the best.Missing the cute pair very much.

Anonymous 7 months ago

Nidhi is any day better than Palak Palak does overacting and overdancing

Anonymous 7 months ago

Ya nidhi bhanushali was perfect for the Sonu bhide she is best

Anonymous 7 months ago

Nidhi was better than palak

Anonymous 7 months ago

There's a mistake, Nidhi Bhanushali essayed Sonu for 7 years not 7 months...

Anonymous 7 months ago

My family watch the show from beginning. They enjoyed this but last two-three years they can't happy because of new Tappu and Sonu. They like old Tappu and Sonu (Bhavya gandhi and Nidhi Bhanushali)'s pair. They like them and their acting. So I request Mr.asit Modi , please come back them. And ya also daya

Anonymous 7 months ago

She is nice and has chinky eyes

Anonymous 7 months ago

Nidhi essayed Soni's role for 7 years not months

Anonymous 7 months ago

Yes

Anonymous 7 months ago

Nidhi bhanushali was best

Anonymous 7 months ago

Yes Right. She was the best performer in this role.