“I can unhesitatingly say that the show is one of the best on Indian TV. I had not attempted doing comedy ever and I explored this genre with one of the best producer-director and writer in comedy on TV. I was very reluctant to join the daily soap bandwagon but I am glad I picked this show. I tried and explored a lot of things as an actor in this show and I did evolve as an actor,” Saumya says.
Talking about ‘Anita’, Saumya says, “I play ‘Gori Mem’ Anita Bhabhi’s character. I feel she is one-of-a-kind Bhabhi on Indian TV. When all the heroines of Indian TV are poor innocent women crying for help all the time, battered by husbands and in-laws, Anita is wacky, bold, romantic, strong and independent. She breaks all norms of a stereotypical Bhabhi or a TV heroine. In such a male-dominated society if she has managed to steal people’s hearts that shows our society is not all that regressive. She has shown the world that heroines can get TRPs even laughing and not just by crying.”
Coincidently, Saumya shares similarities with her on-screen character. “I am strong and independent just like Anita. I wish I could make all men dance around on my fingers, that
The show is special for her as it has given her the chance to work with the reputed TV show producers, Binaifer and Sanjay Kohli. “They have given me total freedom to work as an actor. I had requested them to allow me to style myself for the show and they readily agreed. The clothes I have worn in the show are loved by all and they are different from whatever one sees on TV. The makers trusted me and they never interfered. Also, they have given me one of the boldest, strongest and an independent TV heroine’s role, which is a rarity on