Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain fame Saumya Tandon has made a huge statement that could potentially cause a big controversy after the popular actress said that not all TV actors could be described as real actors.
Saumya said that only a ‘handful who could be considered real, serious thinking actors.’
“Unfortunately, even for thinking actors, there are very little opportunities. If you say they are respected less, it’s because of the kind of content we are working on, and the talent we have. Everybody on TV cannot be called a serious actor. Probably at some level it’s true, and maybe rightly so,” Saumya was quoted by the Hindustan Times.
Saumya, who had earned considerable plaudits after she famously turned down the monetary offer by the Cobrapost website’s undercover team to support a political party in exchange of money, also termed some existing content on Indian TV ‘regressive.’ She said, “Content on TV is very regressive. There are very few shows which are good on TV. It is very challenging to be on TV and at the same time feel creatively satisfied, that’s a reality.”
Saumya has been celebrating Diwali on her show Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain, where she plays the character of Anita bhabhi. She recently took to Instagram to flaunt her Diwali outfit as she wrote, “Nothing works more than being a desi girl.”
In another post, she was seen posing for the camera along with her on-screen husband Aasif Shaikh (playing the character of Vibhu) as she wrote, “On set fun. Partners in crime for all laughter, on camera and off camera. Vibhu.”
Soon after the Cobrapost controversy, Saumya had told Janta Ka Reporter, “Well, in my 12 years of career in the entertainment industry, there have been many times that I have been approached for either endorsing a political party especially closer to the elections or to rally for a particular candidate or talk about a particular party on social media or go attend their parties. I have never done that. I will never do that.”
Saumya had given birth to a baby boy, Miraan, in January this year.