i luv reading ur episode synopsis bc they're so fun. buttt.... theres so much hate on bhavya (i'm not rly into her too) but its tooo much
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I don’t really HATE Bhavya… I don’t HATE anyone on the show (not even the negative characters)… but I don’t really like how Bhavya is written much more poorly than the other characters, and yet is shoved in our faces to make up for the screentime she’s lost due to her late entry. I get it, she’s supposed to be a love interest for Rudra and is here for good - but they should build that stuff SLOWLY and organically, not just force her into scenes in an unnatural manner to MAKE us like her. They’re trying to equate her to Anika and Gauri, which is just BS. Anika has had over a year to establish her character and Gauri has had over 4 months, and had a whole series centered around her character’s growth and development. You simply cannot introduce a character a month ago, with the most perfunctory details (we know nothing about her other than her name, that she’s a cop, and has some kinda “trauma” in her past… which ok who in this show DOESN’T?) but have her acting like she’s known these ppl for years now. It looks fake and forced and unnatural. Bhavya is no more a part of this group than Ragini (who entered a few episodes after her) is. For godssake, Ragini has more of an established personality than Bhavya does.
They went and wrote off Saumya’s character for NO good justifiable reason - fine, whatever. But then give the new character the space and time to adequately replace the old one, like Gauri was given to replace Ishana. Yeh kya baat hui that Saumya, Rudra’s WIFE no less, leaves, and a new love interest enters the very next episode, and is having romantic scenes with him and calling Shivaay “Bade Bhaiyya” (just like Saumya used to)? Give us some time to get closure re: the old character!
And while I have nothing against Mansi, she’s a very pretty girl, and certainly… competent enough as a performer, in my opinion, there’s just something off about her chemistry with the rest of the cast in group scenes. She doesn’t quite blend in as cohesively as, say Shrenu did, during the Mahasangam week. Or even Surbhi J during the Mallika track. Again, I don’t really blame Mansi for any of this, I blame the writers. It’s a disservice to Mansi as an actor that the writing sucks and is making ppl not accept Bhavya’s character. They’re going about this in the worst possible manner, trying to completely replace Saumya and make it like she never existed; instead it’s just backfiring and making us miss Nehalaxmi’s incredible chemistry with both Leenesh, and the whole extended gang (Kunal/Nakuul/Surbhi).