Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Palak Sidhwani Roped In to Play Nidhi Bhanushali’s Character Sonu Bhide in the Comedy Show
Palak Sidhwani replaces Nidhi Bhanushali in Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma. (Photo Credits: Instagram)

After the news of Disha Vakani quitting Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah disheartened its loyal fans, another sad news surfaced online. Another one who has quit the comedy show is Nidhi Bhanushali, who essayed the role of Atmaram Bhide's daughter Sonu on the show. Reportedly, Nidhi, who made her television debut with Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma and won many hearts with her charismatic and bubbly on-screen personality, wants to continue studying further. The actress, who is currently pursuing her BA from a college in Mumbai, wants to dedicate all her time to it, according to reports. Well, the makers have finally got a replacement for Nidhi's character. Yes, the makers, after multiple look tests and mock shoots, finally zeroed down on actress Palak Sidhwani for Sonu’s character. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Completes 10 Year: Will Daya Bhabhi Return Any Time Soon?

Yes, Palak Sidhwani, who is known for Hostages (2019) and The Bar (2018), has been roped in to play Nidhi Bhanushali's character. The actress has even started shooting for Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma. A report in SpotboyE read, "Palak has already begun shooting from yesterday. For those who don’t know, here’s how Nidhi's exit from the show was planned. So, the makers depicted that her character is leaving India for higher studies and now we hear that she will be back in Gokuldham Society, obviously with a new face as the replacement."

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Meanwhile, fans of Disha Vakani are waiting for the actress to make her return. They have been flooding Disha’s Instagram posts with their messages, asking her to return to the show. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Disha Vakani Hikes Her Fee to Rs 1.50 Lakh per Episode for Her ComebackThe actress, who used to charge Rs 1.25 lakh per episode, will now be charging Rs 1.50 lakh per episode, according to reports. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Makers Put the Casting of Disha Vakani’s Character Dayaben on Hold, Here’s Why

And speaking of working hours, the actress has reportedly told the makers that she could only work for 15 days in the 11 am to 6 pm shift. Reports further suggest that she wants to wrap up with her shoot by 6 pm in any condition as she can't compromise on spending quality time with her daughter and family. However, the production house disagreed to the demands put forward by the actress. Stay tuned!