Emmerdale star lands huge new role after emotional TV confession that soap bosses axed him and killed his character off

BHASKER Patel has landed a huge new role after making an emotional confession over his axing from Emmerdale.

The 67-year-old actor joined Emmerdale as Rishi Sharma in 2011 but fans were left heartbroken last month when the character was killed off.


Bhasker revealed he’s landed a huge new roleCredit: Instagram
His character Rishi was killed off last month


His character Rishi was killed off last monthCredit: ITV

Bhasker later appeared to get emotional as he opened up about being sensationally dropped from the soap.

But he’s already landed a new role and revealed he’s been shooting scenes for Leviathan, described as a 10-part film cycle that “envisages a future very much like our present to consider possible links between borders, mental health and marine welfare.

The description on the website adds: “Each episode is taken from the point of view of a different character and their journey.”

Bhasker shared a snap of him in character with some of the cast and wrote: “That’s a WRAP on #leviathancycle.”

He appeared on Lorraine last week and said: “When the producer rang me and said, ‘I need to talk to you and we’re killing you off because we want a big story and it’s going to be a big surprise.’

“Because my 12 years at ITV, they let me do a lot of other work, so I felt a part of ITV, a part of Rishi, but at the same time… I was working in London as well.

“So when the producer said, ‘We’re going to kill you off’, I was like, ‘Okay, that part of my life with this guy is over and I’m going to move on’.”

Bhasker joined Emmerdale in 2011


Bhasker joined Emmerdale in 2011Credit: ITV

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