Palak Sidhwani playing Sonu in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Nidhi Bhanushali who had worked as Bhide and Madhavi's daughter "Sonu" had been missing from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah for quite some time. Later it was known that she had left Gokuldham society to pursue higher studies. She quit the show as she wanted to concentrate on her studies.
Jinal Jain was also in the race for the role of Sonu but finally Palak Sidhwani has bagged the Sonu's role in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah and will soon be seen on the show as the new Sonu. Since 2012, Nidhi Bhanushali was seen working in the TMKOC after replacing the first Sonu character played by Jheel Mehta. She worked for more than 6 years in the show and was a prominent face of Tapu Sena. Palak Sidhwani has started shooting for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. One can see her as the new Sonu in the past few episodes when she was being shown through her sideface or just upperface. This was a hint from the makers of the show that previous Sonu is replaced and new has arrived.
Palak, however, has said that she is yet to get confirmation from the makers of the show and she only did a mock shoot. "I haven’t got any confirmation from the makers. I did a mock shoot day before yesterday and I am waiting for the revert," said Palak.
Palak is new girl but has done many ads and was also a part of a popular web series that featured Ronit Roy and Tisca Chopra as main leads. She is expected to make her entry on the episode to be telecast on August 26, 2019.
Nidhi Bhanushali on her Career
It is learnt from a source that Nidhi Bhanushali is pursuing her BA from Mithibai College (Mumbai) and now she wants to concentrate on her career and thus wants to devote more time to finish her graduation. Although, the production house was ready to give her more time to study and less shoot hours but it was becoming difficult for the actress to manage work and studies together. Therefore she decided to quit the show.
Disha Vakani or Dayaben will be a new face
The comedy drama Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma is one of the longest running shows on Indian TV. The funny show topping TRP charts comes on SAB TV at 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM from Monday to Friday. Disha Vakani who played the role of Dayaben was on a maternity leave but hasn't returned on the show yet since September, 2017. Disha Vakani's daughter name is Stuti Padia.Earlier reports came into the media which claimed Disha had demanded a fee hike and change in her working hours for her to return. She was said to be asking for Rs 1.5 lakh per episode, as opposed to her previous remuneration of Rs 1.25 lakhs per episode.