Nitin Ganatra 'proud' of EastEnders Christmas plot

EastEnders star Nitin Ganatra has revealed his pride at the Masood family being a central part of this year's festive storylines in Albert Square.

The actor whose character Masood Ahmed was involved in a dangerous confrontation with Yusef over ex-wife Zainab this Christmas told Inside Soap magazine that it was a first for an ethnic family in a soap.

"I don't think ethnic actors get to headline the Christmas storylines very often," he said. "But it's a statement of how the public have taken the Masoods to heart.

"We're no longer 'the Asian family'," he added, "the viewers have embraced these characters as having universal issues which touch everybody.

Nitin recently revealed his excitement at filming scenes for the show's Boxing Day episode, which will see fire spread through the B&B.

"I was walking through it and standing in it! I was like a little kid - I got really excited," he said.


Anonymous said…
Congratulations Nitin Ganatra and all of your "family" members on EE, and Ace Bhati too.

I think this particular story, although there were some continuity issues, as there invariably are on soaps,was far superior, interesting and well done, as compared to the Denise/ Lucas Johnson big story of last year.*Yawn*

The outcome of the "Christmas plot" was very exciting and you all have every reason to be proud of such a big story line, well done!

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