Suki Panesar (Balvinder Sopal) from EastEnders has struggled with a variety of difficult emotions. She is currently trapped in a bitterly unhappy marriage with husband Nish Panesar (Navin Chowdhry), who has been abusing her both physically and psychologically. She broke things off with her true love Eve Unwin (Heather Peace) back in the summer.
After having an open heart-to-heart with Eve, who admitted that she is no longer interested in going back to their closeted relationship after meeting new girlfriend Tessa, Suki is now dealing with additional heartbreak. We look at actress Balvinder’s life away from Walford as the businesswoman deals with her emotions head-on.
fears of LGBTQ+ storylines
The romance between Suki and Eve, who are widely regarded as soulmates, has drawn a lot of viewers. However, Balvinder has previously acknowledged that she found it “difficult” to take on a same-sex relationship storyline, citing the stark contrast from her prior work.
Balvinder, a Kent-born actor, said in an interview with BBC Radio Kent in 2022, “I’ve played women who have never been exposed sexually in that way for the majority of my career.” Women who wear a hijab and are unable to speak English have always done so. Everything I’ve never played is suki. Therefore, acting out kisses with a non-partner is quite intimidating, strange, and strange.
Balvinder praised Suki and Eve’s “slow-burn love story” in a separate interview with Digital Spy, calling it “truthful” and “sensitive” to both the LGBTQ+ and South Asian communities.
forgotten role in a big drama
Although 44-year-old Balvinder is perhaps best known for playing Suki, eagle-eyed viewers may recognize her from a significant BBC series where she played an entirely different character. Balvinder played the heartbroken Mumtaz Gani in the adored period drama Call The Midwife long before she arrived in Albert Square.
The plight of Mumtaz, who had to deal with her husband secretly marrying her cousin before they immediately started a family, left Call The Midwife fans inconsolable. Mumtaz struggled to process the betrayal, which was made worse by her desire for her own children.
Balvinder’s versatility in acting has previously been praised by members of a Call the Midwife fan club on Facebook, with one person saying, “Very different characters played, good acting.” Suki on Call the Midwife, another concurred. She appeals to me. a talented actress Before joining the EastEnders team, Balvinder appeared on a number of competing programs. Her resume includes roles in Hollyoaks, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, and Doctors.
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