Nehha Pendse opens up about diving into the comedy genre in ‘Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai’

Nehha Pendse aka Anita Bhabi of Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai shares her inputs on how playing a comic role is no easy task.

BD Desk 24/02/2021
Neha Pendse, Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!
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Actress Nehha Pendse is impressing the fans through her portrayal of ‘Anita Bhabi in the hit sitcom ‘Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!’. Even though the actress is already familiar with the genre, working with Rohitash Gaud who plays her neighbour, Manmohan Tiwari in the show is a refreshing experience for her! The actress got candid about how she landed the role of ‘Anita Bhabi’ and her love for comedy.

“The comedy genre is fun but not that easy. Although I have done Comedy before, this experience is new to me. Striking a chord with the audience with your comic timing and quirks is crucial. But I thoroughly enjoy Comedy as it eases out your stress. I do not consider myself a funny person, and neither doing Comedy came naturally to me. But over time and after hours of practice, I can confidently say that I have learnt the trick of the trade. In particular, Anita Bhabi’s character is hugely popular, and the viewers have a certain mindset towards it.”

She further added, “Therefore, I am trying to define my own space and create my own identity. All I request my viewers is give me a fair chance and see Anita from a completely new lense. While the character nuisances continue to be the same but there is some freshness to it. The entire story plot is written, directed, and executed with such finesse, and each character is iconic and has etched a special place in the viewers’ hearts. The success of the show itself speaks volumes of the efforts and hard work. I do consider myself blessed to be chosen to be a part of this cult show.”

Talking about her previous body of work, the Marathi Mulgi said, “Nothing ever came easily to me. I have always worked hard for it and will continue doing so. While acting may come naturally to many, I believe acting is an art that only gets better with time and practice. Irrespective of the genre, I strongly believe that making someone laugh or cry profusely is not a cakewalk. A lot of effort goes into bringing out the right emotion. So, I always try my best to feel the emotion first and then emote it in front of the camera. This practice helps me connect well with my audience.” Ending on a positive note, Nehha says, “I hope I do justice to the role of Anita Bhabi and live up to everyone’s expectations.”