It has been almost 12 years since ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ started on television and the show has won the hearts of its fans many times over. Recently, news of Neha Mehta leaving the show had surfaced, and along with her, Gurcharan Singh Sodhi has also left the show. However, Balwinder Singh Suri has now replaced him (Gurcharan Singh Sodhi) in the sitcom. In a statement, he mentioned that he is very grateful for this opportunity and is eager to excite the audience.
Sodhi's character in the show is appealing and he is shown as a funny Punjabi guy, who stays happy in his life and keeps others happy as well, while he loves his wife and son very much, and has a friend who is also his neighbour.
Talking further, Balwinder Singh says, "But the most important thing is that the character is that of a Sardarji, a Punjabi and I being one will definitely help me ease into the character seamlessly. I want to thank the team of makers for helping me understand the nuances of this character, his style, and his traits. I am grateful to everyone for giving me this opportunity to be a part of a great show".
Meanwhile, Neha Mehta has been replaced by Sunayana Fozdar, who is very excited to be a part of ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’.
She also emphasized that it would be challenging to take Neha's place and get the same love. She feels pressured to match everyone's expectations.