EastEnders announced that two new members of the Ahmed family would be heading to Walford in 2019. Who are Iqra and Habiba, the new sisters joining EastEnders? Newly announced characters Iqra and Habiba Ahmed are the granddaughters of established characters Mariam and Arshad Ahmed. Who plays Iqra and Habiba in EastEnders? Iqra will be played by TV newcomer Priya Davdra. Speaking about her first television role, Priya said: "EastEnders was such a big part of my life growing up and I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the show. "I can’t wait for viewers to meet the sisters and see how much drama they’re going to cause."Rukku Nahar and soap fans will already know her as Asha Kaur from Hollyoaks. Asha was Neeta Kaur’s sister and girlfriend of Hunter McQueen. Rukku starred in the C4 soap from 30th July until 3rd October 2018. She has also had roles in Casualty and Wolf Blood. Speaking of her new role, Rukku shared: "I’m so excited to have joined … [Read more...] about Who are the new Ahmed sisters joining EastEnders in 2019, who plays them and how are they related to Masood?
If the Internet owes Megan Fox an apology, we also owe Ahmed Best an apology. The actor who played Jar Jar Binks in the prequel trilogy faced backlash, perhaps even more so than George Lucas did, for playing the character; this led Best to consider taking his own life. He first opened up about this by posting a photo of himself and his son on the Brooklyn Bridge, standing near where Best nearly jumped into the East River. This led to an outpouring of support from the online community. Now, Best is continuing to talk about his experience in a new, eleven-minute long video. Best talks about how at age 24, with no agent or manager, he was plucked from the show Stomp and cast in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. He speaks, rightfully so, about how his DNA is in the way we use CGI nowadays, since Jar Jar was on the forefront of CGI and motion capture pioneering in the late nineties when the film was made. Everyone on set told him he would be a star, and Best talks about how he really let … [Read more...] about Ahmed Best, the Actor Behind Jar Jar Binks, on How Star Wars Backlash Nearly Drove Him to Suicide
x It was a sobering moment last summer when Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best took to social media to recall how he considered suicide amidst the backlash to his role in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, and in a new video for SoulPancake, the star reflects on the journey that took him to this dark place, and his subsequent recovery. Over the years, Jar Jar has been the subject of more ridicule than perhaps any other element of the Star Wars saga, but in the recent video titled “That Moment I Opened Up About Suicide,” Best recalls his excitement at playing a major role in such a huge franchise, before sharing his perspective on the subsequent criticism received by the character. Among his various observations, the actor addresses the common defense that all the insults directed at Jar Jar are purely a criticism of the character rather than the person who plays him, arguing that when you immerse yourself into a character as fully as he did for Jar Jar, … [Read more...] about Star Wars Actor Ahmed Best Reflects On His Depression Over Jar Jar Binks Backlash
PRIYA DAVDRA is joining the cast of EastEnders in 2019. Here's everything you need to know about the actress... Who is Priya Davdra? Priya Davdra is an actress who's joining the cast of EastEnders in 2019. This will be her first TV role. She's previously starred in short films The Chapati Flower and The Colour of Milk. In 2018 she also provided a voice over for the video game Hitman 2. Who will Priya Davdra play in EastEnders? Priya will play Iqra Ahmed who is the granddaughter of Mariam (Indira Joshi) and Arshad (Madhav Sharma). She is joining the soap along with former Hollyoaks actress Rukku Nahar who will play her on-screen sister Habiba. Priya said:“EastEnders was such a big part of my life growing up and I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the show. "Walking on to the set for the first time was such an amazing experience. I can’t wait for viewers to meet the sisters and see how much drama they’re going to cause." Lola Pearce, played by … [Read more...] about Who is Priya Davdra? New Eastenders actress who plays Iqra Ahmed
EASTENDERS will welcome new arrival Rukku Nahar when she joins the soap in 2019. Here's everything you need to know about her... Who is Rukku Nahar? Rukku Nahar, 22, was born in Bedford and started acting at the age of 14. In 2014 she played Meena in Corner Shop Show before going on to play Rosa Sarwar in Casualty in 2016. From 2016-2017 she played Selina Khan in the CBBC fantasy drama series Wolfblood. Rukku has also been the face of Sunsilk shampoo in TV adverts. Who will Rukku Nahar play in EastEnders? Rukku is set to play Habiba Ahmed in EastEnders - the granddaughter of Mariam (Indira Joshi) and Arshad (Madhav Sharma). She will be joining the soap in 2019 along with Priya Davdra who will play her on-screen sister Iqra. Rukka said: “I’m so excited to have joined EastEnders, it’s a show I’ve grown up watching and stepping onto Albert Square is just unreal." "Habiba is great fun to play and I’m so happy to be working … [Read more...] about Who is Rukku Nahar? New Eastenders actress who plays Habiba Ahmed