Bade Acche Lagte Hain: Who will Ekta Kapoor cast as the new Pihu Kapoor?

It’s just been a week since Fenil Umrigar began playing the 23-year-old daughter of Ram Kapoor and wife Priya, and we hear that the producers are already looking for a replacement…

Last week, we asked BollywoodLifers what they thought of the new Pihu post the seven year leap and the response was not too impressive. While many thought that Fenil did a decent job, some insisted that her acting wasn’t inspiring. And frankly, we agree!

Fenil Umrigar has been in shows like Saubhagyavati Bhava and Shapath, but her claim to fame is Channel V’s Best Friends Forever. We didn’t think she was the perfect choice to play Pihu in Bade Acche Lagte Hain; but she wasn’t that bad either. A week into the show, we knew she did not work…not for us, at least. We don’t expect the actor to be on par with Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar, her onscreen parents, but there has to be some chemistry, no?

Though not a bad actor, Fenil fell short in comparison to Amrita Mukherjee – the baby Pihu – and Aanchal Munjal, who played the teenaged daughter of Ram And Priya in BALH. Giving the actor the benefit of doubt, we hope she is able to up her performance in the coming week or else…

All said and done, if Fenil is going to be replaced, we came up with a few actors that would fit the Pihu role better. Do you agree? Vote for the actor that you think can play Pihu best…

Amrita Prakash: She is not new to television or movies. Amrita has done films like We are Family and Vivah and has popular shows like Koi Apna Sa, Saat Phere and CID to her credit. Rumours are that Ekta Kapoor has already approached her to play Pihu.

Shritama Mukherjee: The Bong babe began her career with Sony TV’s Dekha Ek Khwaab, post which she did Channel V’s Best Friends Forever with Fenil. Shritama has a cute and baby face that will go well with the character of Pihu. And in the future, if the makers decide to turn Pihu negative, Shritama’s experience as a grey character can take her a long way.

Nia Sharma: The actor who was last seen playing the lead role in Star Plus’ Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai began her career with the daily soap Kali. Nia has the chutzpah that Pihu’s character demands. In fact, her screen presence will be on par with Ram and Sakshi, thus giving the character the importance it demands.

Priyal Gor: There’s a spark in her that gives any character she plays a little extra oomph. She started her career with Ram Milaye Jodi on Zee TV and was last seen in Sony TV’s Dekha Ek Khwaab as a princess. Priyal is a good actor and wethinks she will do justice to the role of Pihu.

Palak Jain: She’s cute, vivacious and someone that young people can connect with. Palak, who is currently doing The Buddy Project on Channel V, is a fairly good actor. We’d like her as Pihu ‘coz she will bring some tadka to the character.

Do vote and tell us who should be Pihu Kapoor on Bade Acche Lagte Hain!