"Darker" times ahead for Masoods

“Darker” times ahead for Masoods

According to EastEnders actors Nina Wadia and Nitin Ganatra – who plays Zainab and Masood in the show – there are “dark times” ahead for the Masood family.

Speaking on both This Morning and GMTV, the stars were discussing the storyline regarding their on screen son, Syed, who’s played by Marc Elliott. As we saw last night, his homosexual affair with best friend Christian is now known to his parents, and of course, it’s about to all become very public.

Nina praised the show’s writers too, saying, “They’ve really done their research on this. It goes to a really dark place because that is what would happen – and has happened.

“From the research they’ve done, they’ve spoken to families who’ve had this conflict and you literally cut off all ties. It’s like that person doesn’t exist.”

Meanwhile, Nitin said, “It’s very tragic, it’s a very tragic situation for a family to have to go through that.

“They’ve handled it beautifully and very delicately.”

And while on GMTV, he added, “It’s lovely to play. It makes a change to get darker with that character.

“Zainab (Nina Wadia) and Masood balance each other quite nicely. When we walk on set the sound guys put on the theme tune to Terry and June.

“This has been so beautifully crafted. It builds more and more. Once it’s out, there’s yet more drama to happen which is soap drama at its best.”

More EastEnders news soon.

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