Saumya Tandon, who shot to fame with the portrayal of Anita Bhabhi in popular Television sit-com Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai feels that her character is differnt from the typical sobbing female characters on Indian Television. She feels her character is that of a strong, independent woman who has her own voice and who doesn’t succuumb to any kind of pressure.habhiji Ghar Par Hai actress Saumya Tandon: Anita isn’t like the sobbing female characters hit by pressures of sasural – TV actress
In a statement to IANS, the actress was quoted as saying, “Anita, unlike the sobbing female characters who are hit by the pressures of their dominant ‘sasural’ or arrogant husband, is a very different, quirky, happy, independent, overtly romantic and strong woman.”
Saumya further stated that the viewers who weren’t accustomed to seeing such kind of a female dominant charact on the small screen, appreciated her character and connected with her pretty well. She feels great to see strong female characters being successful on TV. “They are the guiding light for many who feel that sobbing characters still work,” the actress told the agency.
Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai recently completed 900 episodes and the actress seems pretty kicked about it. She told the agency, “Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! was an experiment and I am glad that it worked really well with our viewers… well enough to give it 900 episodes. It’s heartening to know that Indian television has a show which is so different as against various comedy shows and unlike the typical ‘saas-bahu’ genre.”
The show also stars Shubhangi Atre and Aasif Sheikh.