Nitin Ganatra: My new co-star is like a brother
The actor, who plays Masood, has been joined in Albert Square by his tearaway younger brother AJ Ahmed (Paul) - and he told Inside Soap magazine the pair have been having great fun on and off screen
"Paul and I know each other's style as we've worked together loads in the past," Nitin said, "so well, in fact, that we have all these shortcuts. It's like having a real brother."
The soap star also revealed that he helped Paul land the role - and hopes his stay in Walford will be a long one.
Nitin said: "It's great for me, because having AJ there is going to bring a very different side to Masood.
"Paul was the first person who came to mind when they described AJ. I suggested Paul, and when we did a scene, they thought we were improvising as the dialogue was so easy between us. We weren't making it up though."