EastEnders: Show’s bosses cast Paul Sharma as Masood’s brother AJ!
In what might be described as a #brotherfantasy news snippet – given I’ve always had a bit of a crush on EastEnders star Nitin Ganatra who plays Masood – there was good news this morning as we learned that actor Paul Sharma has been cast in the role of Mas’s brother AJ.
Paul, who’s previously starred in The Office, Life on Mars, Dalziel and Pascoe, Doctors and Gavin & Stacey in the role of Stacey’s former fiancé Achmed – who we met when Uncle Bryn took Gavin and Smithy on a stag night in his local pub – will arrive on the Square later this year.
Described by the show’s bosses as “a cheeky chancer”, AJ – who reportedly makes major decision based on the results of tossing a coin – is set to cause havoc on the Square from the get go, and he manages to drag a – willing it must be said – Masood into his antics as the brothers reacquaint themselves.
However, it soon becomes apparent to Mas that AJ’s hiding something, and/or running away from something…
A statement from the show’s bosses about casting Paul as AJ reads, “Using his trusty coin to make his decisions for him, AJ is the polar opposite to his control freak sister-in-law [Zainab].
“Sparks will fly in the Masood household as the battle lines are drawn.”
I can’t wait to meet him, can you?