Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Nehha Pendse has urged fans not to compare her with Saumya Tandon, whom she replaces as Anita Bhabhi in the popular sitcom Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!, saying she should be given time to get into the skin of the character.
"I would like to request the audience that they should not draw comparisons between Saumya and me. They should give me the opportunity and time with open hearts to get into the character. We are trying to make a seamless transition in the show, so we expect audience cooperation. I would urge them to be kind towards us," Nehha told IANS, when we caught up with her on the set of the show.
The cast and crew of the show welcomed Nehha in the show a few days ago with a two-tier cake. She has stepped to replace Saumya as Anita Bhabhi, after the latter quit the show a few months back. Nehha, who has won fans as Sanjana Hiteshi in another SAB TV show, May I Come In Madam, was picked by the makers of Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!
Recalling how the offer came her way, Nehha said: "When Saumya told her (producer) Binaifer (Kohli) that she would not able to do the show due to personal reasons, Binaifer casually asked me about the show last year around August or September. After that, the news got published somewhere that I have been roped in to play Anita Bhabhi! People started sending congratulatory messages though I denied the news because I hadn't been officially approached back then."
"At that time, I didn't receive any flak and people didn't tell me they couldn't imagine me as Anita Bhabhi. I feel that motivated me to take up the role. After a few days, Binaifer officially approached me and I told her I would do my best. It's a good show and the entire cast and crew is good. We did a test and I landed up getting the role," Nehha said.
Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!, co-starring Aasif Sheikh, Rohitash Gaud and Shubhangi Atre, airs on &TV.
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Oil marketing companies have spared consumers of yet another petrol and diesel price hike even though the global oil market is on the boil with crude reaching within touching distance of year-high-level of $70 a barrel.
Petrol continues to be priced at Rs 91.17 a litre and diesel Rs 81.47 a litre in the capital on Saturday. Across the country too, the petrol and diesel price remained unchanged.
This is seventh consecutive day when pump prices of auto fuels have remains unchanged.
After a spike in global oil prices seen over last two weeks with crude price jumping close to $67 a barrel, prices had fallen to around $63 a barrel but it rose again to cross $69 a barrel mark now after after the OPEC+ decision to continue with crude production cut in April.
Petrol and diesel prices have been rising continuously since February 9. In the 14 increases since then, price have gone up by Rs 4.22 per litre for petrol while diesel rate has risen by Rs 4.34 a litre in Delhi.
The increase in the previous weeks has taken petrol to cross historic high levels of Rs 100 a litre in several cities across the country.
The petrol and diesel prices have increased 26 times in 2021 with the two auto fuels increasing by Rs 7.46 and Rs 7.60 per litre, respectively so far this year.
Oil companies executives said that petrol and diesel prices may increase further in coming days as retail prices may have to be balanced in line with global developments to prevent OMCs from making loss on sale of auto fuels.