When Neha Mehta aka Anjali Bhabhi decided to quit Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah after 12 long years, viewers were shocked. However, with the spirit of ‘the show must go on,’ Sunayana Fozdar walked into the shoes of Neha Mehta to play Anjali on TMKOC. While the replacement happened last year, discussions of old Anjali and new Anjali are still on. After exiting TMKOC, Neha Mehta said that she would love to be back on TMKOC, only if the audience wants it.
In a recent chat with the Times of India, Sunayana Fozdar reacted to Neha Mehta aka old Anjali’s comeback on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Reacting to the rumours, Sunayana said that she has no clue about it. She shared that she has been playing Anjali on TMKOC for 8 months now. However, she feels the decision is with the makers. “If Neha Mehta wants to come back to the show, then it is entirely producer Asit Kumarr Modi’s call. I am no one to comment on it,” Sunayna said.
Ask her what was the most ‘difficult’ part of replacing Neha Mehta to play Anjali on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Sunayana Fozdar expressed her disappointment. She seemed quite irritated with the ‘questions of replacement,’ as they have not stopped. “I was very clear from the beginning that I would work on the character through my eyes and not based on how someone played it for so many years,” she said.
Sunayna Fozdar’s first post from TMKOC sets:
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Sunayana further added that she is not a newcomer and has done many shows in the past. She is fortunate to get the opportunity in TMKOC, and I believes in adding her own flavour to the character. “I feel a character is above any actor and we need to remember that. Rest is for the viewers to decide how comfortable they are seeing the new Anjali bhabhi,” she said.
Meanwhile, the team of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is planning to relocate to continue shooting amid the COVID crisis. With the Maharashtra COVID curfew, they are unable to shoot new episodes in the state. And thus are mulling to shift their base.